As hockey fans, we love our players.
We love our superstars. We love our enforcers, our role players, our power-play quarterbacks and our penalty killing specialists. Hell, most of us even love the backup goaltender.
We appreciate talent, skill, slick moves, sound bites and anything that makes it onto a highlight reel. We watch the game, we watch the postgame, we watch the morning recap on our favorite sports networks and then we get ready to watch the next pregame show.
And somewhere along the line...we might get a little sick of some of the players.
Sure, they may be our favorites. But at some point, we can do without seeing them in commercials, listening to trade rumors centered around them, hearing their comments and reading their tweets. Some guys simply get too much exposure, even if they don't ask for it.
Here are 12 NHL players who get too much exposure, and the unique reasons why we wish the media would give it a rest.