Hockey is such a beautiful game to play and watch because it encompasses all that we love as sports fans. Hockey players are arguably the toughest athletes in the world (coming from a former football player) and the superstars of the NHL often have a mean streak to them as well.
The combination of finesse and toughness may be more apparent in hockey than in any other major sport. Fans of the NHL love their teams and they respect their opponents that hit everything that moves (cleanly of course, Matt Cooke).
The Broad Street Bullies still are one of the most memorable hockey teams ever because of their complete disregard for their own bodies. We love those types of players and we respect them deeply.
Here is each NHL team's most ferocious hitter.