The dictionary defines a "heel" as "a contemptibly dishonorable or irresponsible person."
As we've seen so far this year, there are a number of players that have been dealt with by Brendan Shanahan's office that are repeat offenders. But are they at a level of all-time classlessness?
In this slideshow, we'll look at 30 individuals, players and otherwise, in the history of the NHL that have been viewed by fans and/or their peers as being a heel. Obviously, there are individuals that are hated by one or two specific cities, but the following 30 are universally viewed in a negative light.