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Kyle Clifford

Los Angeles Kings forward Kyle Clifford is known for taking — and receiving — some of the most punishing checks in the NHL. He lists teammates Dustin Brown and Matt Greene among the hardest hitters in the game. Who are his hardest-hitting opponents?



  1. Ryane Clowe

  2. Milan Lucic

  3. Niklas Kronwall

  4. Cal Clutterbuck

  5. Alexander Ovechkin



NHL Confidential

James NealTravis Mathew Apparel specializes in casual menswear for on and off the golf course. It’s a favorite of Wayne Gretzky as well as current NHL stars James Neal, Dustin Penner, Scottie Upshall and Ryan Getzlaf. “That laid-back, SoCal athletic vibe resonates with a lot of guys who want to look good during an off-day on the golf course,” said Leif Sunderland, the marketing director for the Seal Beach, Calif.-based retailer. travismathew.com.

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Throwback Thursday: ‘Penalty box’: The song.

There’s a long, hilarious tradition of hockey enforcers parlaying their popularity to something that transcends the game. Often it’s something cheesy. Think Dan Carcillo’s radio show, Paul Bissonnette’s Twitter feed, or Tiger Williams’ cookbook.

While the cover of “Done Like Dinner” is priceless, legendary Broad Street Bullies tough guy Dave Schultz takes the cake – er, the cheese – with his original recording of “Penalty Box,” an ode to his home away from home. Recorded in 1977, it somehow didn’t reach any of the Billboard charts despite such timeless lyrics as “Love is like an ice hockey game/Sometimes it can be rough/Girl, you’ve got me so all aflame/I never never get enough.”

It did reach YouTube, which is all we care about. Enjoy:

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