Sidney Crosby may actually be the most hated player in the entire league.
Being one of the best players in the league does have its disadvantages, and one of those is that you are not going to be liked. Sid the kid, however, has a certain "je ne sais quoi".
Sidney is known as one of the biggest whiners in the entire league. Whenever even the slightest thing goes wrong, he does not like it, and makes sure everyone knows. While he is the captain, their is a limit to talking to the refs.
Secondly, in his stint in the NHL, Crosby has become a rather proficient diver. As shown in the picture above (courtesy the Flyers' website) Sidney is showing his softer side as he rolls around on the ice. At the slightest touch he will go down like a rock, and pray for a call. This is an act many hate.
The media has blown Sidney way out of proportion. The marketing that has gone behind him is sickening. Constantly hearing about him and his accomplishments can make even the smallest of hockey fans groan.
One thing that really does not garner any respect is that he lives with the owner. When drafted, team owner Mario Lemieux let Crosby live with him, and he still does.
How he is captain of an NHL team I will never know, but one thing I do know is that he is one disliked person.