Playing with determination, grit, and Hart

You have to respect a man who can have a successful NHL career despite never having learned to skate.

After the jump, we take a photographic journey through the 2010-2011 season, with all of its ups and downs.

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In an early-season game against the Blues, Hartnell convinces everyone to try a "no skating allowed" period. He still gets called for two tripping minors.

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Lionel Hutz claims this head-on-ice impact caused dizzyness and loss of balance and entitles Hartnell to a big cash payout.

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"Is that all you got?"

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Thomas was incensed that this cut block did not draw a 15 yard penalty.

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Thomas makes a brilliant stick save on Hartnell, blocking him away to the corner.

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That precious instant when neither Hartnell's body nor his skates are touching the ice.

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"Whoa! Oh geez, look out!" 

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Evgeny Dadonov, former member of the Russian Ballet, executes the extremely rare Echappé check, with a fairly common result.

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Finally we see Hartnell's strategy pay off, as his fall brings two Devils to the ice and opens the net for Briere to score.

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M knows what Hartnell wants from Byfuglien here.

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"I'm not down yet! Knees don't count!"

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Don't be too proud of yourself, buddy. This would've happened even without the check.

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"Hey, leggo my finger!"

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Hartnell's moves are a lot craftier than they appear. Here, he executes a perfect lie-down-on-the-defender's-stick to create time to play the puck.

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With a modern 3D TV, it's like Hartnell is skating right into your lap.

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Hey, cut it out, you big oaf.

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As the Flyers went down hard metaphorically, Hartnell did it literally.

Thanks for the effort, Scotty, we really appreciate it. But maybe with the extra time this off-season, you can use some of your $4.1 million for skating lessons?

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