Violence is considered as an important part when it comes to hockey and even most of the fans have said on record that they attend the games in the stadium just to witness the players fight and play a violent game against each other.
Some people may not realize that violence might be a premeditated part of the game as a team may use violence or fight as a method to break the confidence of the other team and boost the confidence of the own team, or to just hold back from Breaking the rules of the game as there are a lot of unspoken rules between the players where a fight breaks out during NHL game.
Having said that, fighting isn’t always pre-planned and it won’t always have the intended consequences, so players do incur penalties if they go too far. Even though a certain level of fighting is tolerated and occasionally celebrated, the allowance of aggression on the ice can give angry players the go-ahead to commit more violence than is necessary.
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Today we will rank the top 5 Most Violent Hockey Teams.
The Anaheim Ducks are a well-known professional Ice Hockey Team which is based in Anaheim which is in California. The Ducks compete in the Western Conference of the National Hockey League and a part of the Pacific division. The team was founded in 1993 by Walt Disney Company and was named as the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim which was derived from the movie The Mighty Ducks in 1992.
The Ducks are considered as one of the most violent teams in the NHL and in the last 4 years they have faced about 3199 penalty minutes with 1147 minor penalties and 107 major penalties and with those figures its now established that they are one of the Most Violent Hockey Teams in the world.
New York Rangers
When talking about the most violent teams in hockey how can the list be completed without the New York Rangers having a special mention in the list. The New York Rangers are a professional hockey club which is based in New York city and competes in the NHL through the Eastern Conference and is a part of the Metropolitan Division.
In the last two years, New York Rangers have been one of the most dominant teams in the National Hockey League but being dominant is not all for them as they have also been equally violent when they were playing. In the last few years, they have faced about 3243 penalty minutes, 1121 minor penalties, and 105 major penalties.
The Florida Panthers are one of the best teams in the National Hockey League and they represent the Miami Metropolitan area. Over the years Florida Panthers has been one of the most dominant teams in the league and have been playing in the Atlantic division through the Eastern Conference with their home games being held at the Miami Arena.
Being one of the most dominant teams in the game, they have equal dominance on the field physically as well and at times when situations have gone out of hand they have chosen violence to help them save the game. In the last 5 years, they have received 3063 Penalty Minutes and have been given 1063 minor penalties and 105 major penalties.
The Boston Bruins are one of the well-known teams in the National Hockey League who are known for their physical dominance while playing. They represent Boston and play in The Atlantic division at the Eastern Conference. During the inauguration of the Boston Bruins, the initial years were full of awards and Honours for the team and the players who represented the team.
In recent history, the Boston Bruins might not have been equally dominant but some of the big names in the NHL have represented the Boston Bronze.
In the last 5 years, Boston has never failed to make an impact in the game with their physical dominance which has given the tag of one of the most violent teams in the NHL. They have received about 3164 penalty minutes along with 1164 minor penalties and 104 major penalties.
As the name suggests, the Nashville Predators are considered as one of the most violent teams in the National Hockey League as the players like to work as “predators” and hunt down their opponent players. The Nashville Predators compete in the National Hockey League and represent Nashville, Tennessee. They compete through the central division and are a part of the Western Conference.
As compared to the other teams in the league, Nashville Predators are a young team as they were founded in the year 1997 but as a young team, they have not disappointed the fans and have been trying their best to maintain their consistency after the Year 2015.
They have tried to sign some of the best in the league but they do not have a hundred percent record of signing the player they always wanted.
In the last few years, they have been dominant while playing the game and have been playing like real “predators” when it comes to violence on the field. In the last 5 years, they have received 3290 penalty minutes and have given out 1162 minor penalties and a century of major penalties.