Shawn Thornton, Milan Lucic Among Combatants Featured in Top 10 Fights of 2011-12 NHL Season (Videos)

Shawn Thornton, Milan Lucic Among Combatants Featured in Top 10 Fights of 2011-12 NHL Season (Videos)Fighting will always be a hot topic in hockey, but whatever your stance on the matter, you have to respect the toughness displayed by certain players night in and night out.

Whether it's sending a message, trying to swing momentum in a team's favor or sticking up for a teammate, a fight can completely change the complexion of a game. That's why there's still a spot in the NHL for enforcers.

But it isn't just "enforcers" who answer the bell, as some of the best fights often feature unusual suspects. It's that randomness and unpredictability that make hockey fights so intriguing.

This NHL season featured plenty of memorable bouts, and the Bruins were combatants in many of them. Whether it was a frequent rumbler like Shawn Thornton and Adam McQuaid or someone a bit more unexpected, the B's certainly had some entertaining scraps this year.

But so did the rest of the NHL. So without further ado, here's a look at the best of the best.

Click here to see the top 10 fights of the 2011-12 NHL season >>

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