NHL Video: The 10 Biggest Hits of October

Antonio BonkalskiContributor IIIOctober 30, 2011

NHL Video: The 10 Biggest Hits of October

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    This season is already in full swing and with it comes big saves, big goals, and most importantly big hits.

    This season already features some bruisers that are setting the pace for a big-hitting season. 

    The Toronto Maple Leafs look like the scariest team to face if you do not want to get hit lead by Dion Phaneuf who has already laid the lumber on multiple players.

    Here is the top-10 hits of October.

10. Ryan O'Byrne on Zdeno Chara

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    WATCH THE HIT: 0:00-0:10

    Chara comes up on the losing end of this hit by O'Byrne

    Game: Colorado Avalanche v. Boston Bruins

9. Dion Phaneuf on Evgeni Malkin

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    Phaneuf is at it again with a massive lick on Evgeni Malkin.

    Game: Toronto Maple Leafs v. Pittsburgh Penguins, October 29

8. Mike Brown on Chris Campoli

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    Mike Brown slams Campoli into the boards and off his skates in the early goings of the game.

    Game: Montreal Canadians v. Toronto Maple Leafs, October 6

7. Marco Scandella on Richard Park

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    WATCH THE HIT: 0:01-0:12

    Scandella sends Park flying through the air in this first period hit.

    Game: Pittsburgh Penguins v. Minnesota Wild

6. Jason Chimera on Jack Skille

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    WATCH THE HIT: 0:55-1:05

    Chimera sets the pace with a hit on Skille in the first period.

    Game: Florida Panthers v. Washington Capitals, October 18

5. Keith Aulie and Jay Rosehill on Fabian Brunnstrom

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    WATCH THE HIT: first: 0:01-1:00, second 1:00+

    Watch Brunnstrom take big hits twice in the same game courtesy of Keith Aulie and Jay Rosehill of the Maple Leafs.

    Game: Detroit Red Wings v. Toronto Maple Leafs, October 1

4. David Steckel on Gabriel Landeskog

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    WATCH THE HIT: 1:28-1:33

    Steckel clotheslines Landeskog in the second quarter.

    Game: Colorado Avalanche v. Toronto Maple Leafs, October 17

3. Francois Beauchemin on Joe Pavelski

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    WATCH THE HIT: 1:45-1:55

    Beauchemin lays the lumber on Pavelski as he skates into the zone.

    Game: Anaheim Ducks v. San Jose Sharks, October 17

2. Bobby Ryan on Marc-Edouard Vlasic

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    WATCH THE HIT: 0:01- 0:10

    Check out Bobby Ryan flying in to nail Vlasic and catapult him across the ice .

    Game: Anaheim Ducks v. San Jose Sharks, October 17

1. Dion Phaneuf on Stephane Da Costa

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    WATCH THE HIT: 1:15-135 

    This hit comes courtesy of Dion Phaneuf when Stephane Da Costa took the wrong path into the zone.

    Game: Ottawa Senators v. Toronto Maple Leafs, October 8