Now that the 2011-12 NHL regular season is officially over, it's time to look back on the year's greatest highlights as we await the Stanley Cup playoffs (starts on Wednesday, April 11). Every major sport has particular plays that make fans go H.A.M. In the NBA it's a great dunks, the MLB has home runs, and the NFL has big hits. But what's more vicious than being hit by another dude who's going full speed? Being hit by that same guy who's going full speed on skates! We've compiled a list of the nastiest collisions including a hit where a the victim starts cooking, and another where one player loses half of his equipment. So, get your popcorn ready (*T.O. circa '07 voice*) and peep The Most Brutal Hits of the 2011-2012 NHL Season.

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