3. Darren McCarty
Darren McCarty will forever be beloved in Hockeytown for his highlight-reel Stanley Cup winning goal in 1997. However, McCarty will be better remembered for his willingness to drop the gloves with anyone. His pummeling of Claude Lemieux and numerous battles against the Avalanche will always rank high on the list of Red Wings fan memories. McCarty had several other battles with many NHL’ers, earning him the status of a bona fide fighter.