Found January 18, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
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via Sports Illustrated, Who is hockey’s hardest hitter? Zdeno Chara, Bruins D 18% Jordin Tootoo, Predators RW 15% Cal Clutterbuck, Wild RW 11% Douglas Murray, Sharks D 10% Dion Phaneuf, Leafs D 8% FAST FACTS Chara may be feared in the East, where he has played his entire career, but Western Conferencers voted Tootoo and Murray (15% each) as the heaviest hitters… . The top 10 vote-getters average 6’2” in height; Chara, of course, is 6’9”... . Of the 15 players who received more than one vote, the Senators’ Chris Neil (2.1%) has the most penalty minutes (82, ninth in the NHL)... . In a similar poll on Facebook, SI readers also named Chara (38%) the hardest hitter, just ahead of Red Wings D Niklas Kronwall (31%). Based on 193 NHL players who responded to SI’s survey
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