Hockey's "toughest" guys aren't necessarily the fighters. No, there are countless intimidating physical players throughout league history who were never great fighters, but devastating bodycheckers. They played the game far more physically than many of the "designated sitters."
Therefore I present 5 memorable bodychecks:
Trevor Linden puts Jeff Norton through the glass
Vladimir Konstantinov hammers Detroit's number one nemesis Claude Lemieux
Wendel Clark rings Bruce Bell's bell
Of course, the best hitter of the past generation was undoubtedly Scott Stevens. Here's a TSN Top Ten of Stevens' greatest hits
But even the master must take his licks sometimes too. Stevens is blown away by Mark Messier in game 2 of the 1994 Eastern Conference Finals.