Nilan documentary showcases hockey's fight game

Updated: February 5, 2013, 5:34 PM ET
Associated Press

Chris Nilan holds out a pair of gnarled hands and wonders if he could have been a doctor.

Maybe a few hapless victims of his powerful punches over a 13-year NHL career wish Nilan took a different career path.

Born in Massachusetts where he dreamed of becoming the next Bobby Orr, Nilan instead put those hands to use as one of the league's premier tough guys of the 1980s. It's no surprise a player billed as "Knuckles" used his fists to fight his way toward more than 3,000 career penalty ...

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