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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

Mike RichardsLake of the Woods, known more as a remote wildlife habitat straddling Minnesota and Canada, is also a summer favorite of Los Angeles Kings center Mike Richards. The former Flyers captain has become an avid wakeboarder/wakesurfer at the lake when he's not on the ice. "It’s starting to" catch on, Richards said. "It’s relaxing to get out there with all your friends and spend a day on the lake."

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KHL goalie commits the worst slashing penalty in hockey history.

Matt Dalton, a Canadian-born goaltender playing for Neftekhimik of the KHL, had had enough of Ak Bars Kazan forward Alexei Tereshchenko.

Tereshchenko was pulling a Tomas Holmstrom, blocking Dalton’s view from the crease, when the goalie delivered a slash to the forward’s groin that immediately cleared the view. Cue the film:

Dalton earned himself five minutes in the box for the slash, along with a small slice of YouTube immortality.

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