A lot of the insert sets of the time had some pretty 'specific criteria'. Facial hair, fast skater, wears a helmet (I kid you not....go check some of them out). One example that Trevor landed in, the Check-It release from Score. By looking at the card, you can see that it focuses on the 'hard checking toughness that a player possesses'.
One problem - Linden is not an overly physical player.
80 PIM's in one season is the most Trevor had and I think I can count on one hand the number of times he dropped the gloves (and he was NOT a good fighter).
Now, I was trying to think of why Linden might be a part of this Check-It series. It wasn't hard to figure out.
Back in the 1995 playoffs, the Canucks were meeting the Blues in the first round. All I have to say is - Jeff Norton.
This hit was so famous, it was named one of 16 memorable moments during the Trevor Linden retirement ceremony in December of 2008.
It's a beauty of a hit. That's the only reason why I picked the card...I wanted to see Jeff go through the glass again.