With the NHL final in full swing, fighting has definitely taken a back seat to great hockey, which is always a good thing. However, they are no shortage of tough guys in the league waiting for next year to start so they can bust some skulls.
Fighting has been commonplace in the NHL for so long that it is essentially part of the game, for better or worse. There seems to be a fine line between being a cheap shot artist and a "respected" enforcer but, in the battle for a roster spot, all is fair in love and war.
The whole fighting controversy always got me wondering: Which NHL players could make the jump to MMA and not get destroyed?
Fighting on skates and fighting in a cage are two very different things but some NHLers actually seem like they could make the transition and at least be marginally successful.
Also, please do not take this list as an absolute truth. No one has any idea how any of these guys would do in the world of MMA, so there's really no need to argue and fight about it.