Ranking the Biggest Trash Talkers in the NHL Entering 2013 Season

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Ranking the Biggest Trash Talkers in the NHL Entering 2013 Season
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When he's not skating or shooting, Alex Ovechkin likes to yap.

Trash talking in the NHL is often one of the most overlooked aspects of the sport.

After all, if somebody says something that gets under your skin, you have the opportunity to drop the gloves and engage your agitator.

In other sports, trash talking will go unpunished. If you trash talk in the NHL, you better be willing to at least attempt to back it up or you'll get a label that will be very difficult to shake.

Former Rangers forward Sean Avery was at the top of this list in the past followed closely by Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger. Avery no longer has a place in the NHL and it seems unlikely Pronger will return any time soon. So both of those players are no longer on the list.

Here's six who are not afraid to agitate with their words.

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