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

    Oct 11, 2011, 1:30 PM EST

    Germany Adler Mannheim San Jose Sharks Hockey

    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.”

  2. Rangers waive Sean Avery; John Tortorella gives brutally honest explanation

    Oct 4, 2011, 11:28 AM EST

    New York Rangers v Philadelphia Flyers

    As PHT speculated about a week ago, the Rangers decided to waive pest Sean Avery. It marks another low point in a career that’s starting to have far more valleys than peaks and begs the question about the 31-year-old forward’s future.

  3. Brett Hextall: Like father, like son

    Sep 15, 2011, 10:31 PM EST

    NCAA Men's Frozen Four - Michigan Wolverines v North Dakota Fighting Sioux

    Phoenix Coyotes prospect Brett Hextall has a name you may recognize. If you saw him on the ice, you’d see it’s more than just a name that he shares with his well-known father.

  4. Brad Marchand finds right balance between agitation and offense

    Jun 10, 2011, 4:22 PM EST

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    Keith Ballard;  Brad Marchand

    Brad Marchand is a rare example of a pest who brings so much more to the table than he takes away, he might deserve a new title entirely.

  5. Video: Ryan Kesler matures and takes his game to a higher level

    May 15, 2011, 10:12 PM EST

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    Canucks Hockey

    Ryan Kesler’s star status is now undeniable, but he’s taken quite a journey to get to this point. Versus put together a great video look at how he went from a solid but occasionally self-destructive pest into a full-fledged star.

  6. Golf-swing taunt backfires for Brad Marchand, Bruins vs. Maple Leafs

    Apr 1, 2011, 12:21 PM EST

    Boston Bruins v Buffalo Sabres

    Brad Marchand’s golf-swing taunt backfired last night, as the Maple Leafs used it (plus some Bruins errors) to make a thunderous comeback. Marchand still needs to find the right balance in his pestering game.

  7. NHL fines Sabres troublemaker Patrick Kaleta for failed headbutt on Travis Zajac

    Oct 17, 2010, 1:32 PM EST

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    Sabres Wrapup Hockey

    When it comes to pesky players such as Buffalo Sabres pest Patrick Kaleta, there’s a fine line between doing your job (frustrating opponents into penalties) and hurting your own team by taking bad penalties. There are times when such tomfoolery just falls flat on its face, though. Wednesday’s game against the New Jersey Devils provided…

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