WAM! BAM! Thank you man! The NHL season is in full swing and so are the league's tough guys. An NHL tough guy isn't necessarily someone who goes out and beats the snot out of an opponent every night. Sure, goons like that still exist in the league, but an NHL tough guy is more than that. He is a player who will not only stand up for himself and/or his teammates, but will also play through and dish out pain or a game-changing check whenever his team needs him to do so. Each Wednesday, FOXSports.com's NHL Tough Guy Tracker will spotlight those players and some of the best scraps from around the league.
10. Mark Fraser vs. Troy Bodie
Less than two minutes into their Feb. 16 meeting at The Rock, Carolina's Troy Bodie and New Jersey's Mark Fraser went at it but good. Bodie got things heated up quickly by landing some early rights, but Fraser didn't disappoint the home crowd, as he finished off the scrap with a good flurry of his own.
9. Ryan Wilson, Colorado Avalanche
On Feb. 16 in Colorado, Ryan Wilson gave Pittsburgh's Nick Johnson such a beating that his hand hurt at the end of the fight just as much as Johnson's head.
8. John Erskine, Washington Capitals
After witnessing Anaheim's Andy Sutton lay out his teammate Matt Hendricks, Washington's John Erskine wasted no time laying the smack down on the Ducks' veteran defenseman.
7. Zenon Konopka, New York Islanders
On Feb. 19 in New York, the Islanders Zenon Konopka – the NHL penalty minutes leader –picked up his 19th fighting major of the season, when he took on LA's Kyle Clifford after the Kings' winger came in with a high stick on Konopka behind the play.
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6. Raffi Torres vs. Brenden Morrow
With his team down 1-0 to Canucks early in the first period on Feb. 19, Stars captain Brenden Morrow took one for the team when he dropped the gloves with Vancouver's gritty forward Raffi Torres.
5. George Parros, Anaheim Ducks
The only thing the Ducks won in the 9-3 ass-whooping they took from the Blues was a George Parros scrap with Cam Janssen. The NHL's fight leader used his big reach to land some solid blows on Jansen, one of which knocked the helmet off of the St. Louis scrapper.
4. Matt Bradley, Washington Capitals
Washington's Matt Bradley earned his money Monday night in Pittsburgh, scoring five hits on the opposition and one fight win over Penguins feisty forward Ryan Craig.
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3. Travis Hamonic, New York Islanders
After seeing his teammate Andrew MacDonald get laid out from behind by Florida's Steve Bernier Monday afternoon at the Nassau Coliseum, Travis Hamonic brought the house down when he floored Bernier in front of the Panthers' bench.
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2. David Clarkson, New Jersey Devils
On Feb. 19 at the RBC Center in Raleigh, the Hurricanes Troy Bodie just about lost his head in a fight with New Jersey's David Clarkson. The Devils center landed a big right hand to Bodie's face that sent the winger's lid flying to the ice.
1. Jay Rosehill vs. Francis Lessard
In one of the best fights of the week, Ottawa's Francis Lessard and Toronto's Jay Rosehill both tried to fire up their teams by dropping the gloves in the second period of a scoreless contest on Feb. 19. Both combatants received a roaring ovation from the crowd at the ACC, as they threw everything but the kitchen sink at each other in the 30 second scrap.