Cross checks, flying elbows, knee-on-knee collisions: There's nothing nice about playing the fastest game on ice.
Still, despite the lockout-shortened NHL season and league-imposed suspensions and fines, the vicious hits just keep on coming.
League disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan handed out 47 games' worth of suspensions in 2013. And that's not including the 13 games served by Raffi "Rampage" Torres, which carried over from the 2012 season.
Here, we blow the whistle on the 10 nastiest hits that warranted "Shanabans" this NHL season.