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Grantland Features: ‘Knuckles vs. Numbers’

Hockey’s advanced-analytics movement has called for the extinction of the enforcer. Our latest documentary feature looks at the fate of NHL brawlers, and their fight to remain a part of the sport.

Hockey’s tough guys face the fight of their lives against the new-school analytics regime, which has minimized the impact of the enforcer role, sending many of the NHL’s top brawlers into extinction or exile.