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Donald Brashear: One of the NHL’s Dirtiest Players

Published by on April 27, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Many people, when contemplating the NHL's dirtiest players, think of the pesky Sean Avery or Chris Pronger.

Well, the first player that comes to my mind is Donald Brashear. He's known as an enforcer, it's his job to antagonize and stick up for his own teammates.

But sometimes, his hits are just unwarranted.

The most recent example came during Game Six of the 2009 NHL Playoffs first-round matchup between the Washington Capitals and New York Rangers.

While standing in the neutral zone, Rangers main penalty killer Blair Betts was blindsided with a nasty Brashear elbow, knocking him to the ice.

Betts left with a concussion and a broken orbital bone (facial region). Brashear was conse...

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