Ranking the 10 Most Polarizing NHL Players in the Last Decade

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Ranking the 10 Most Polarizing NHL Players in the Last Decade
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As hockey fans, we'll never reach consensus on which teams or players are "the best" or "play the game the right way."

Teemu Selanne is now eerily close to being universally beloved, but for the most part, more than a few NHL players incite bitter arguments when it comes to assessing their true value.

Our favourite teams, our favourite players, our preexisting beliefs—they all factor in as we process what's happening at lightning speed during a game.

We try to pass judgement on talent, character, playing styles and maliciousness of intent—sometimes coming to very different conclusions.

With an eye on recent events around the league, here's a look at 10 players from the last decade about whom fans feel passionate. They love 'em, they hate 'em—they talk about 'em.

Which other NHL players polarize the NHL fanbase? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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