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Video: The 5 hardest hits of 2013

Apr 23, 2013, 8:34 PM EDT

Concussion worries have changed hardest hits highlight reels for many people and outlets.

Now it just feels uncomfortable to place a big check that brought a suspension into the mix. With that in mind, the top pick on the 10 best hits of the 2013 season seems like a nice bit of comic relief:

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  1. bohman88 - Apr 23, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    Can’t dispute number one.

  2. bohman88 - Apr 23, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    Also, top 5* not top 10.

  3. asyd1827 - Apr 23, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    I believe that video only shows 5 hits…

    • James O'Brien - Apr 23, 2013 at 9:17 PM

      Thanks for catching that, folks. High-five.

  4. 19to77 - Apr 23, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    Uh, there are only five hits in that “top 10″ video. Did you put up the wrong clip or just not watch it before writing about it?

  5. bagjr387 - Apr 23, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    Why not wait until the season and playoffs are over? some of the best hits are in the playoffs…Ask RJ Umberger or Tim Connolly

  6. jpdoc26 - Apr 23, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    Didn’t even think #1 was all that good. My favorite was Orpik on Kreider:

    • nicknyhc - Apr 24, 2013 at 1:20 AM

      A nice clean shoulder to the face…

      • steelpenbucs87 - Apr 24, 2013 at 9:09 AM

        To quote Shanny, “the head was not targeted, and was not the principle point of contact.” He was leaning forward with his head down and got lit up. End of story.

      • nicknyhc - Apr 24, 2013 at 8:21 PM

        Steelpensbucs….its funny how you were nowhere to be found with that quote on the MDZ/James Neal hit tearfest a couple weeks ago.

  7. mp1131211 - Apr 23, 2013 at 11:50 PM

    4 ? really? My grandma hugs me with more punch than that…

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