One of the best parts of watching the NHL is that fact that people like Sean Avery and Dan Carcillo are allowed to roam free—or, relatively free.
Many will argue the purpose and necessity of an agitator in the league.
The truth is that a person who can agitate the other team and get them off their game can put their own teammates in the best position to win.
The NHL requires players to perform at 100 percent and when a player is preoccupied by an agitator, that gives the other team the advantage for that moment.
The following list is of the best agitators on each team. Enjoy!