The NHL's 10 Most Hated Players

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Text: Allan Muir,
Photo: Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images

Patrick Kaleta

Buffalo Sabres

So Forbes comes out with an article detailing America's 10 most disliked athletes. No surprise that hockey wasn't represented on the list. I mean, "most-disliked" simply doesn't apply to this game. We don't deal in anything so namby-pamby. Hockey's all about passion, about love and hate. So here are the guys you love to hate most.

Reacting to Kaleta's 2009 head shot on Montreal's Andrei Markov, TSN's Dave Hodge wondered if the agitator might be better off playing without a stick since he wasn't bothering to play the puck anyway. Kaleta has matured somewhat, but he's still basically a hit-to-hurt player, a human missile with little interest in anything other than creating chaos on ice.

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