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All-Time Most Feared Fighters in the NHL

Updated May 24, 2018 51.3k votes 6.0k voters 250.9k views63 items

Fighting has been a part of the NHL for as long as the league has existed. Considering this, there's likely a great deal of fans out there who watch hockey just to see the best fighters in the NHL really go at it. 

Call 'em hockey goons if you dare, enforcer type skaters are often one of the most popular players on their respective teams both with fans and with their teammates. With that in mind, who are the all-time most feared fighters in the NHL?

Check out the list of top NHL fighters below and vote up the ones you'd fear most. You can also add any that didn't make the list. 

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    Bob Probert

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    Robert Alan Probert (June 5, 1965 – July 5, 2010) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward. Probert played for the National Hockey League's Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks. While a successful player by some measures, including being voted to the 1987–88 Campbell Conference all-star team, Probert was best known for his activities as a fighter and enforcer, as well as being one half of the "Bruise Brothers" with then-Red Wing teammate Joey Kocur, during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Probert was also known for his off-ice antics and legal problems....  more
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    Joey Kocur

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    Georges Edy Laraque (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɔʁʒ laʁak]; born December 7, 1976) is a Canadian sports commentator, politician, and former ice hockey player. Laraque previously retired from hockey on August 10, 2010, after the Montreal Canadiens bought out his contract. He is a commentator for TVA Sports and most recently executive director of the fledgling Canadian Hockey League Players' Association. During his 14-year National Hockey League (NHL) career, he played for the Edmonton Oilers, Phoenix Coyotes, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Montreal Canadiens. From 2010 to 2013, he was one of two deputy leaders of the Green Party of Canada....  more
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    Stuart Grimson (born May 20, 1965) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player. Grimson played in the National Hockey League from 1989 to 2002. During this time, he played for the Calgary Flames, Chicago Blackhawks, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Detroit Red Wings, Hartford Whalers/Carolina Hurricanes, Los Angeles Kings, and Nashville Predators. Grimson was known as an enforcer, with over 2,000 penalty minutes in his career. His stature, his reputation as a fighter, and a play on his surname combined to earn him the nickname "The Grim Reaper". Grimson was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, but grew up in Kamloops, British Columbia....  more
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