Ranking the Biggest Agitators in the 2014 NHL Playoffs

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Ranking the Biggest Agitators in the 2014 NHL Playoffs
Charles Krupa

Just like the now endangered species of NHL heavyweight, the hockey agitator has to be able to do more than just get under the skin of his opponents.

Whether it's contributions on the scoresheet or on the defensive end, a tendency to drop the gloves for a boost in morale, or the ability to throw a big hit or suck someone into taking a whack at him with a stick for a power-play opportunity at a critical time of the game, the NHL pest is much more than the annoying buzz of an insect.

These guys have bite.

Click ahead to see the best agitators in the 2014 NHL playoffs based on their ability to rattle the opposition with their actions.

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