NHL Power Rankings: The 50 Most Despised Players in League History

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NHL Power Rankings: The 50 Most Despised Players in League History
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NHL fans are a passionate bunch, and it doesn't take much for a player to get on the bad side of that passion.

Divers, whiners and cheap-shot artists alike all end up being hated by fans league-wide for their antics on and off the ice. A fan of any sport wants to root for guys who have respect for the game they love and the players that are on the ice with them.

Of course, guys like Claude Lemieux and Bobby Clarke wouldn't have been doing their jobs if the league didn't despise them, while guys like Mike Ribeiro and the Sedins have trouble shedding the "diver" and "whiner" tags.

Whatever it is they did, the 50 guys on this list have developed into some of the most demonized figures in the entire hockey world. Quite an accomplishment, if you ask me.

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