As you know, I'm a HUGE fan of combat sports. I love MMA, boxing, pro wrestling, etc.. But, perhaps, my favorite sport of all time is hockey. It blends grace and skill with all out war. It truly is a beautiful and brutal game.

And one of the most exciting parts of hockey is fighting. Not just because of the brutality, but because of the reasons behind the fights. A little guy standing up for himself. A player standing up for someone who received a dirty check or got injured. Its an old school mentality that we've lost sight of in real life: that there are real consequences for being a bully and not doing the right thing.

And over the history of hockey, there have been some EPIC brawls. Here is my list of the 10 best hockey fights of all time.

By the way, if you want to see some hockey action live, the Shreveport Mudbugs will be back at Hirsch Coliseum on January 2nd.

(This list by the way is in no particular order)

Bob Nystrom vs John Wensink


New York Islanders vs. Pittsburgh Penguins


Ottawa Senators vs. Philadelphia Flyers


Colorado Avalanche vs Detroit Red Wings


Rick DiPietro vs Brent Johnson


Bob Probert vs Marty McSorley

Tony Twist vs Rob Ray


Boston Bruins vs. New York Rangers


Canadiens vs Nordiques


Corpus Christi IceRays vs Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs