This Bertuzzday spotlights the last of three infamous moments in hockey goonery, Marty McSorley clubbing Donald Brashear over the head with his stick. The individual YouTube clip was awful quality, so just consult #4 in this clip of the 8 "dirttest" moments in hockey:
Of the three hits, this moment probably had the largest effect on the evildoer. Not only was McSorley suspended for the rest of the year, he also faced some minor criminal charges because of the incident. He also was effectively cock-blocked from international competition and McSorley's career will be remembered for that ugly attack instead of the many attacks he made while protect pretty boys like Wayne Gretzky.
Brashear's injury was a Grade 3 concussion caused by the way his head violently hit the ice. As an enforcer with the Vancouver Canucks, Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers, he hasn't exactly developed an angelic reputation himself. (His brush with infamy came this year as he "introduced" Atlanta Thrashers rookie Zack Bogosian to the NHL.)
Good 'ol Hockey Fights.com.
ANYWAY, with all that I thought it would be a jolly good time to abritarily vote on which offense is the worst. There are two "bonus" choices for notable multiple offenders. (Chris Simon is the author of #2 in that first YouTube clip)
Each option on this poll has an appropriate clip: