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With the emphasis now on youth, speed and skill, NHL teams can no longer afford to employ the traditional goon — or two — on their fourth line. Just 10 years ago, the Calgary Flames led all teams with 70 total fights and there were eight other clubs with over Inthere was no team above 50 total scraps and the Anaheim Ducks were pugilism Tough guys with 46 fights.

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However, even with lower numbers of on-ice combats, fights can and still will occur. The two exchanged extremely punishing blows before it was all over. These guys are certainly a dying breed. And the new tough guys, for the most part, have to bring other assets to the table, like penalty killing proficiency, shot blocking and secondary scoring.

In that regard, we have easily identify 15 current NHLers who can just as soon beat a rival with finesse, as well as pummel them into submission with their fists. C Matt Hendricks — Winnipeg Jets Minnesotan Matt Hendricks is a throwback veteran for the Jets, just as able to to win face-offs, score the odd goal and toss his weight around as he is to punch it up with willing foes.

He has played for five different clubs in 10 Tough guys, with the current campaign looking like it will be one of the most productive of his career.

Skating on the fourth line and getting about nine and a half minutes of ice time per game, Hendricks has been able to chip in 13 points, hits, 41 blocked shots and face-off wins in draws. And, for good measure, he has dropped the mitts four times in 56 games, which accounts for 20 of his 32 penalty minutes.

That year he had to duke it out with legendary scrappers like Colin Fraser and Steve Ott. RW Zack Kassian — Edmonton Oilers Being a big guy with a bit of short fuze, it makes sense that Zack Kassian can often be a target of opposition tough guys.

Good enough to be drafted 13th overall by Buffalo inKassian was the perfect blend of scorer and enforcer in junior with Windsor, scoring 77 points in 56 games during his last campaign, along with 67 penalty minutes.

The Windsor native played but 44 games between Buffalo and Vancouver in his rookie season of and answered the bell three times, once with current Toronto hard head Matt Martin who he has fought this year, too.

Kassian did gain a measure of respectability, though, by chipping in 10 points and logging some powerplay time. In his career, Kassian has points in games. This season with Edmonton, he has an admirable 16 points in 63 games, playing on the fourth line.

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He has logged a bit of penalty killing time too and has registered the first two shorthanded points of his career, both assists. On the fight side he is tied with several others for fifth at six total. D Kevin Bieksa — Anaheim Ducks Even at the ripe old age of 36, there is still plenty of game — and a little fight — left in veteran defenceman Kevin Bieksa.

Throughout his game NHL career with Vancouver and now Anaheim, the Grimsby Ontario born defender has been a regular contributor to the scoresheet in a number of ways.

He has regular season points to his credit and 1, penalty minutes, along with 58 regular season fighting majors. This year, Bieksa has played in 56 games with the Ducks and has seven assists.

He has blocked 71 shots and dished out hits, while going toe-to-toe with five different enforcers, including Patrick Maroon and Tom Wilson more on them later. Throughout his seven-year career, Marcus has been remarkably consistent. His first season comprised just 14 games with Buffalo, but he scored 13 points, an anomaly in our estimation.

In the last six seasons, five with Buffalo, he has averaged just over 20 points, with no total lower than 18 and none higher than A good portion of his penalty minutes, too, have been eaten up by five-minute fighting majors, of which he has 31, including four this year with Minnesota along with 20 points in 61 games.

LW Scott Hartnell — Nashville Predators The year that not-so-prototypical tough guy Scott Hartnell scored a career high 37 goals, he also was involved in four donnybrooks. Over the course of a really good career spanning 17 seasons, 1, games and three teams, Hartnell has scored goals, added assists and sat in the sin bin a total of 1, minutes.

Add to that the fact the Regina native has 47 points in 95 playoff games and another penalty minutes and a picture is painted of a guy who definitely can kill teams with equal parts talent and pugnacity.

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