Some people might say that nothing gets a hockey crowd excited like a fight. That’s certainly what the goons who drop the gloves right after a faceoff think. However, for my money, nothing can take the energy level in an area from zero to sixty faster than a good old-fashioned bodycheck.
I’ll take one of those over a stupid pre-arranged fight (that has nothing to do with the actual game) any day. One second you’re sitting on your hands watching guys skate around in circles, the next you’re on your feet and the tension on the ice is palpable. It’s just one of the things that makes hockey great.
And for those of you who happen to feel the same way, I’ve put together this list of animated GIFs featuring bone-crushing hits. Click, and enjoy!