10 NHL Players Whose Reputation Doesn't Match Reality

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10 NHL Players Whose Reputation Doesn't Match Reality
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In a way, perception is reality. Especially when it comes to NHL players and how we as fans view players on the ice. Sometimes guys see literally one incident tattoo and tarnish their reputations forever. Players like Marty McSorley come to mind.

Some players such as Tyler Seguin and Patrick Kane have garnered reputations as partiers, giving opposing fans all the bulletin-board fodder they can handle.

On the flip side, sometimes a guy really was never in control of his reputation to begin with. Media fanatics grab a story and blow it up via Twitter, Facebook and so on. At that point, the truth doesn't matter much. Just ask Phil Kessel or Sidney Crosby.

Trending hashtags and the mob mentality that is in place online are louder than the truth. Sometimes for better, and oftentimes for worse.

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