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  1. Enforcers card collection: brilliant, bad timing or both?

    Dec 9, 2011, 8:18 PM EST

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    ITG is set to release a rather controversial card set, which even includes Wade Belak.

  2. Brian McGrattan says BizNasty “wouldn’t even look at him” to fight

    Oct 14, 2011, 3:09 PM EST

    Paul Bissonnette, Jerred Smithson

    When enforcers talk about other fighters, the result is sometimes some kind of trash talk. Brian McGrattan serves it up for Paul “BizNasty” Bissonnette.

  3. Ryane Clowe: the NHL’s most functional fighter?

    Oct 11, 2011, 1:30 PM EST

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    Ryane Clowe stands out as a player who can drop the gloves and fill the net. Read this post to find out who else ranks as a “mini-enforcer.”

  4. Devils enforcer Cam Janssen discusses dealing with depression, stresses of his role

    Sep 4, 2011, 3:45 PM EST

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    Edmonton Oilers v St. Louis Blues

    Cam Janssen admits that depression is often a part of the stressful job of being an NHL enforcer.

  5. Wade Belak’s funeral will take place in Nashville on Sunday

    Sep 2, 2011, 12:40 PM EST

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    As the hockey world continues to search for answers and solutions to the problems plaguing its players, Wade Belak’s funeral will take place in Nashville on Sunday.

  6. Former Leafs, Predators enforcer Wade Belak found dead at age 35 in Toronto

    Aug 31, 2011, 6:36 PM EST

    Columbus Blue Jackets v Nashville Predators

    The NHL’s nightmare summer continues as Wade Belak was found dead at age 35.

  7. Another sad end: Rick Rypien found dead at age 27

    Aug 15, 2011, 9:51 PM EST

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    Former Canucks tough guy Rick Rypien was found dead at his Alberta Home by a family member. Rypien was just 27 years old. This post has been updated with a possible cause of death and a statement from the Winnipeg Jets.

  8. Beefing up: Senators add Zenon Konopka, Predators sign Zack Stortini

    Jul 5, 2011, 10:14 PM EST

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    The Predators and Senators got a little bigger and tougher today as the two teams signed enforcers to one-year contracts. Zack Stortini signed with Nashville while Zenon Konopka might make Ottawa the “toughest team in the NHL.”

  9. Could the Lightning’s enforcer-free system put them at risk against the Bruins?

    May 16, 2011, 4:42 PM EST

    Tampa Bay Lightning v Boston Bruins - Game One

    The Bruins bullied the Lightning once it was clear Tampa Bay could win Game 1. While Boston’s actions generates debate for fines and suspensions, there’s also the question: do the Lightning suffer without a true enforcer?

  10. Fans, players and writers pay tribute to Derek Boogaard

    May 14, 2011, 12:20 PM EST

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    The hockey community continues to react to the death of Derek Boogaard. Here are some of the memories shared by fans, writers and fellow players.

  11. Former NHL enforcer Donald Brashear to try his hand at mixed martial arts

    Apr 23, 2011, 11:00 AM EST

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    Donald Brashear, Eric Boulton

    One time NHL enforcer Donald Brashear is putting his hockey talents to use in a better forum as he’s taking his talents to mixed martial arts to be a pro fighter elsewhere.

  12. Catching up with former NHL enforcer Donald Brashear

    Mar 2, 2011, 12:24 AM EST

    Eric Goddard, Donald Brashear

    The New York Times tracked down former NHL enforcer Donald Brashear, who’s now toiling away as a “point per game player” in an obscure semipro league.

  13. Video: Milbury and McGuire discuss how Islanders-Penguins game went over the line

    Feb 13, 2011, 2:49 PM EST

    Micheal Haley, Craig Adams

    Pierre McGuire and Mike Milbury discuss their shared belief that the Penguins-Islanders game went over the line in this video.

  14. Red Wings and Bruins take wildly different paths to success

    Feb 13, 2011, 8:00 AM EST

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    Patrice Bergeron, Jimmy Howard

    Both the Bruins and Red Wings are enjoying successful seasons despite employing wildly different strategies. Read about the profound differences between the two teams in this post.

  15. Is Boston back to being ‘The Big Bad Bruins’?

    Feb 13, 2011, 7:00 AM EST

    Johnny Boychuk, Jaroslav Spacek

    The 2010-11 Boston Bruins bring a mixture of toughness and skill that evokes more than a few memories of the Stanley Cup-winning Big, Bad Bruins of the ’70s.

  16. Islanders dominate Penguins 9-3 in fight-filled, chaotic game

    Feb 11, 2011, 10:54 PM EST

    Micheal Haley, Craig Adams

    The Islanders clobbered the Penguins 9-3, but the goals will likely be overshadowed by a fight-filled night that feature more than 300 penalty minutes.

  17. Canadiens add some muscle by calling up Ryan White, but do they need more?

    Feb 10, 2011, 3:40 PM EST

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    Johnny Boychuk, Jaroslav Spacek

    The Canadiens called up rough forward Ryan White to help add some muscle (and possibly replace an injured player), but will that be enough to soothe the battered-and-bruised Habs?

  18. Sharks bag brute Ben Eager in trade with Thrashers; Atlanta receives 5th round pick

    Jan 18, 2011, 11:47 AM EST

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    The Sharks added some grit (and another former Blackhawk) by trading for enforcer Ben Eager. The Thrashers received San Jose’s fifth round pick in the exchange.

  19. Rangers seem doubtful that Derek Boogaard will return from concussion this season

    Jan 13, 2011, 7:37 PM EST

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    Matt Carker, Derek Boogaard

    A December 9th concussion might keep Derek “The Boogeyman” Boogaard out for the rest of the season, according to the New York Rangers.

  20. Kevin Westgarth in good spirits after being bloodied by John Scott

    Nov 28, 2010, 7:29 PM EST

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    Even after getting his face rearranged, Kevin Westgarth still found a reason to smile.

  21. Videos: Sidney Crosby, Maxime Talbot and goons tease HBO’s 24/7

    Nov 24, 2010, 10:32 PM EST

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    Check out captivating clips of the HBO 24/7 series covering the 2011 Winter Classic. One video includes commentary from Sidney Crosby and Maxime Talbot while the other includes a look into the world of enforcers Eric Godard and DJ King.

  22. Boston Bruins waive bruiser Brian McGrattan

    Nov 8, 2010, 1:45 PM EST

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    The Boston Bruins placed enforcer Brian McGrattan on waivers today.

  23. Bruins enforcer Brian McGrattan does not care much for Ottawa’s Chris Neil

    Nov 1, 2010, 3:57 PM EST

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    The enforcers community in the NHL is generally one built upon respect for other enforcers since they know how hard one another’s job is in the league. After all, playing the role of public defender of your teammates on the ice and designated brawler with other enforcers is a tough job despite not logging a…

  24. Tough guy Colton Orr dons pink skates tonight for Hockey Fights Cancer

    Oct 30, 2010, 8:01 PM EST

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    Leafs enforcer Colton Orr does his part for Hockey Fights Cancer by lacing up… Pink skates?!

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