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Top Ten Ways to Tell That You’re a Fighter in the NHL

The role of a fighter in the NHL is one that has evolved through the years as the game has changed. The famous fighters from the 70’s and 80’s were some of the toughest, grittiest men you could meet, and they refused to let anybody near their team’s star players. Many of the fighters in the 90’s were more dynamic, as they added a scoring touch to their ability to drop the gloves on a nightly basis. Lately, and especially since the lock-out, fighting has become more of a staged performance. Today’s tough men fight more for show and to spark their team rather than in defence of their teammates. The once dynamic role has now dwindled into a position that requires less skill, and more ability to throw a jab. The following is a top ten list of why you might be a fighter in today’s NHL:

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