Top 10 Most Hated NHL Teams
They've gone and accused teams like the Canucks and the Canadiens of dirty play and cheap behavior yet are guilty of so much more of it. Then you've got a number of their fans, who always seem to be able to come out with some sort of convoluted, twisted way to defend their team's goons when they're caught cheap-shotting or injuring other players. Every team has their share of objectionable conduct on the ice, but not only have the Bruins practiced an entire laundry list of it just within the past few seasons, they try to convince everyone that they play a clean, moral, respectable game. It's a shame that the talent is almost always overshadowed by some of the most hypocrisy, classlessness, and dirty play imaginable.
Dirtiest team in hockey. No other team can get away with what they do. Every play ends with a cross check to the lower back, a slash to the back of the legs, or a chara punch to the stomach. Goons. They call other teams cry babies when they complain about not getting the calls, and whine when their team gets the same treatment. They are also the first to dive. If both teams get the same calls that's fine. But as a fan of the game, I have never seen this when watching the goons play. It doesn't matter what team they are playing against. Especially this playoff season, I am not a fan of either Toronto or Tampa Bay, but the things the goons get away with compared to the other teams is disgusting. The league should be embarrassed to have these thugs represent the league.
This team is the biggest joke in the league. After Mario left, this team was close to collapse, they couldn't win to save their lives, their fan base basically abandoned them, and the only thing that saved them was the band-wagoners that jumped on board after their up and coming players managed to win 2 cups. From then on forward the only thing that has kept this team afloat is the league's constant praise of the biggest joke of a hockey player ever to put on a pair of skates. You all know him, you all hate him, it's Crybaby Crosby. This guy probably holds more league wide hatred then the team itself, he is the biggest diver ever to play in the league, he takes cheap shots left and right and doesn't get called on them because "he's Crosby," and he loves to try and play the body and start drama on the ice but then crys when he gets hit. He's a joke, but all of his band wagon fans will say "oh you just hate him because he's good," but anyone can be good if you dive and cry as much as this guy does. In short this team is a laughingstock with the biggest joke of a player as their captain, plain and simple, a joke!
I think it's fair to say that you all are jealous of how solid the Flyers are. Y'all are probably just some salty Pittsburgh fans or some old-time Soviets who are still sad about the Flyers destroying the Soviets back in 1976. The Flyers are a solid team. Solid checks, great goals. The Flyers revolutionized hockey in North America. Did the Flyers ever have to try and relocate? No, because they're a solid team. What about Pittsburgh? They had to sell the team after Lemieux left, because Lemieux (and one or two other players) carried the whole team, proving that they suck. And then they got really darn lucky (or unlucky, I should say. No one wants a crybaby) in the 2005 draft lottery, letting them draft the Crybaby Crosby. The Flyers are a great team. Pittsburgh should be #2, not Philly.
I swear, the only reason the Flyers have fans is because they are in a big city. If they went over to San Jose, YIKES! No fans at all, spectators throw objects to the ice and overall, worst team in the NHL.
This team should be number one for most hated team the fans are annoying as hell at least Boston Bruins fans have more class and gave the Canadian anthem a standing ovation. And Montreal Canadians fans boo the American anthem no class what so ever they hate anyone who hates the Montreal tomorrow and that stupid Ole ole ole ole song this is hockey not so I hate this team more then the other Canadian hockey teams.
The Montreal Canadiens should be way, way higher on this list than 7th. Are you kidding me? Never mind the fact that refs ALWAYS seem to cater to their continuous whining, they also ignore the constant slashing, cross checking, holding of the stick, falling down, instigating and then refusing to answer the bell. But then you have to listen to them talk about how much class and dignity they have, and how they play the game the right way... Is that like the Ice Capades? I'd put them #1 without question.
Worst fans ever! The disrespect towards other teams and the booing of the American National Anthem at the playoffs was completely out of line. And the coach is way to smug.
Most annoying fan base in ALL of professional sports history. Absolutely over rated team and for what reason? The organization is so conceited and I just love watching them lose in round 1.
Should be the #1 hated team of ALL sports teams. So much noise and media attention given to a team that has accomplished NOTHING in well over 50 years. Their irritating fans add to the hatred.
The Caps don't even pretend to play the puck. They just slash, clothesline, cross-check and thug it up out there in pursuit of trying to maim or kill their opponent whenever they face a team who is better than they are, who is playing better than they are, or who is winning at any given moment (which is a lot). Not just dirtiest hockey team, dirtiest sports team.
Side note: their most prominent player brags about driving drunk and speeding and getting away with it by giving away game tickets. So I'd like to thank law enforcement in the DC-Capitol area for placing their personal off-duty recreational pursuits ahead of their actual on-duty obligations to keep the roads safe.
They like the fact that Tom Wilson likes to injure players intentionally and he gets away with it. There refs are also really bias at some points.
How ironic that an nhl team representing the nation's capital employees two russian commies. An cocaine addict and some fat, slow, one trick pony named chicken. Not to mention scummy fanbase who just can't stop bragging about winning a Stanley cup. I detest CRAPitals with a passion
Extremely Ugly logo. Ugly Jerseys. I want to die just for seeing them play. Even if I was gifted a free ticket to see Vancouver play, I will rip up that ticket and throw it straight to the bin.
As a Chicago fan I have grown to absolutely hate everything about the Canucks probably more so than the Wings because at least the Wings have some class. Burrows pulling Duncan Keith's hair, Rome's dirty hit on Horton in the 2011 Finals, and of course Ryan Kesler refusing to fight Andrew Ladd because he "doesn't fight fourth liners". This team is stacked with self entitled cry babies and drama queens.
You can't blame players as they are drafted and traded by certain teams which are out of their control and market forces cause players to sign with the highest bidder, but many of the fans of this organization act almost nonhuman. If a player on the opposing team is seriously injured by an illegal check by a Canuck player, the fans cheer for more blood, as long as its more opponents than canucks.
Simply put: very few current supporters are long-time fans, most are bandwagon fans. Look at their attendance in the first three post-lockout years: 65%, 62%, and 82%. They were bad all three years. Then in 2008-09, Toews becomes captain, Quenneville becomes coach, suddenly they start winning, and people who never supported them before claim that they have been fans forever.
The "fans" are arrogant, the NHL sucks up to the team, Toews is a cocky captain, Kane is selfish and a terrible role model, Crawford is a drunk, and I could go on.
Arrogant, bandwagon fans, most of whom don't know much of anything about this team prior to 2007. They think just because they're a strong team now, that their team has always been like this, and use their current streak to belittle all of the teams actually worthy of being in the NHL. Dirty team, nasty hits, and has paid off the officiates so much, that they are all practically blind to the illegal hits and plays this team makes. Chicago doesn't deserve a team.
The team has a level of classlessness from the organization to their fans. The organization even encourages them to be classless. They spend the entire time chanting the goalies name like a bush league team would do. During play stoppage they show fans of the opposing team and everyone points and laughs at them and makes fun of them. Bunch of clowns on skates.
Oh and if you say anything that isn't "the Kings play like Gods" then the fans get offended.
A boring no offense playing team that relies heavily on a stifling defense and goalie. Also, cheap tactics from players like Dustin Brown, Jordan Nolan, Kyle Clifford have made this team a loathsome one.
I can't believe no one's voted for these guys yet. I really wanted to vote for Boston, but they're already near the top, so I'll just sum it up with -- Dustin Brown. He plays like a prick, and he looks like one too.
This team CHEATED against the oilers in the 2016-2017 stanley cup playoffs STUPID REFS the Oilers should have won in 5 GAMES that is CRAZY! and the Ducks won in a flat 7 GAMES I also hate this team so MUCH that they are my least favorite team, WOW this team should be #1. I am so happy from the rivalry beat down with San Jose Winning but not just that, sweeping the STUPID DUCKS San Jose is definitely not the best team but they are worth it.
Very annoying team. Extremely garbage. The only one good thing I could think of Anaheim is Trevor Zegras but even he is lacking of skill.
They're the worst Corey Perry goes out and tries to start fights then let's the enforcer finish it. The arena is terrible too I've been to many ducks games and the upper section cannot see the game.
I hate this team, their arrogant fans and their homer announcers. This organization is pathetic, 4 championships in the 100 years they've been around. Now they're trying to sign every big name to buy championships. Lundqvist is definitely the most overrated goalie in the league. The guy is huge in that net, he is most likely wearing twice as many pads as any other goalie to take away shooting areas. I can't stand it.
The New York Rangers are the 2nd worst team in the NHL behind the Boston Bruins but I vote for NYR because they need to be 2nd and because they are violent against the Montreal Canadiens. They injured Carey Price in 2014 and they injured a lot of players from the Habs. They have no respect against the Canadiens and they should not even be a team those damn Rangers cheaters.
The only thing worse than a Yankee fan is a Ranger fan. Even worse is someone who suddenly becomes a Ranger fan (or any other team) when they finally get to play post-season. It's ok to hope they win because your husband is a big fan. It's NOT ok to claim you've always cared about the sport when I've known you for 30+ years and never heard you mention it until two weeks ago.
We Played Tampa Bay Lighning in the 2022 Stanley Cup Finals. They suck because of stupid lightning that miss the falling rock and the Avalanche beat their crap in the finals.
Extremely bad sportsmanship from this team. The fan base are ignorant fools that make me want to throw up. Their style of play is suffering to even watch.
I always hated this team, but with them winning the 2021 cup with almost 20 million dollars over the cap, and stopping the legendary Cinderella run of my team, I've grown to absolutely despise this team. Not to mention Calgary being my second favorite team, and how they were supposed to win the Cup in 2004, but of course Tampa won and stopped the Flames legendary Cinderella run. Tampa Bay just sucks so much.
I hope this team gets kicked and banished forever from the nhl. Who cares about bad sportsmanship tell me how many people even care about hockey down there.
The cup has been to florida before. To the lightning. So florida has won a cup. They are the same thing different team that's all.
Florida should not have two teams, The panthers don't even have fans. Tampa is at least a good team.
I've hated them since they played the wild in the post season and Forsberg was dirty and never got called for anything.
Unbearable scummy fan base that just can't stfu about how good macfraud is. This is what happens when basement dwellers suddenly become contenders. I will quit watching hockey the day this POS franchise wins stanley cup.
Shut up, we have cups in our history unlike St. Louis *cough cough*
Team totally sucks! It's anger-generating how you have outrageous fans of a team that hasn't even won the Stanley Cup, is located in a baseball city (hint- the Cardinals), ENOUGH SAID! The Blues fans are giving themselves the "blues", let's put 'em out of their misery- Dear NHL, relocate the ' team!
I hate the blues because they play a very annoyingly physical game and because they have very unsportsmanlike players that take out their anger on the other players. Its not safe for the players and its just not fun to watch. Although, I must admit they have a really good penalty kill.
I mainly hate the Blues because of their fans. Not just any fans, their KID fans. They are obnoxious kids who scream at the top of their lungs, and Louie is a rip off of the Care Bears. Seriously, can't these kids just shut of for once?
The city is too hot, no one supports them, there jerseys suck, there logo is disgraceful, and they just are HORRIBLE!
Act like Whalers fans should embrace them after they essentially replaced the team. No thanks.
Horrible goal horn. Horrible fan base. Horrible everything. Nothing else needs to be said.
How do you hate them now? These fans are actual fans, that know a thing or two about hockey, unlike fans in Los Angeles. Also, if you're a sabres fan, you have every right to be pissed off. The 1999 cup finals was a joke. The stars won by a controversial goal that should've been disallowed.
Their fans love to talk trash on social media.
What do you like about the buffalo sabers? are you from buffalo?
Oilers defiantly have a chance at winning the 2018 cup. A lot of people are thinking about the past oilers, they are a totally different team than 2 years ago. They can easily win the pacific division, and are only going to get better. A lot people hate them because they are actually good now, and because they might be leafs fans. They are a young team with lots of potential.
This team has always play like garbage. Remember when the oliers lost to the canes in 2006 that was almost 7 years ago. Without Gretzky and messier this team sucks. They can't skate. They play horrible. And Management sucks! What kind of trade is Taylor Hall for Adam Larson! Let's try not to dis Adam Larson but to pay for Taylor Hall? I thought maybe nuge or ebele would go but Taylor Hall? I just don't get it?
Oh yeah I forgot this message is for you oiler fans, when a goal gets past you you get pissed
They play dirty, have sucked since Gretzky, won so many lottery drafts, yet still can't win, they also probably get the lottery draft wins by banging the front office.
What is this team doing so low? They're the most boring active team. All they do is "the trap". Sure, it marginally works but it sure makes for one dull, slow game. Hockey is meant to be entertaining. The trap is not entertaining to watch. Defensive hockey is boring hockey.
This team is not annoyig like most teams. Most teams that are worse play dirty, or are arrogant, and even just do so consistently well that they just start to annoy you. But this team is none of those things, they are just so boring to watch. The game seems to drag on forever.
In my opinion, the game itself is not a "trap" it is indeed entertaining, and if you have a problem with this team, and think its boring, I bet the Rangers would like to hear that. You don't know anything about hockey dumbass.
Las Vegas is one of my top destinations, but the Golden Knights Suck. They beat the Avalanche 7-0 and I killed a Golden Knights fan in Las Vegas.
The Las Vegas Golden Knights are a professional hockey team based on Las Vegas. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the NHL.
Classless whiners with a sense of entitlement after being handed one of the best expansion rosters in history.
When this team was bad from 2017-2018, then John Tavares left to the leafs. then in 2018-19 they had a good season, the fans blamed John Tavares when they were bad those 2 seasons. First round sweep the penguins then get swept by Carolina. This team is garbage anyways.
The WORST fans. Nothing against the team a really. But the fans make them intolerable. They just hate other teams because they sucked so much for so long. Obnoxious and loud
Islanders fans think they're great because they won 4 straight cups in the 80s meanwhile they're the worst team in the NHL since and make a franchise like the Rangers with all their failures seem great in comparison.
A hockey team really moved from Minnesota to play here?
Last hated team in the league. I'll take it
Dallas has a hockey team?
What is there to say i hate this team because i was a Atlanta Thrashers fan still mad at the team for moving to Winnipeg.
They should have stayed in atlanta so their quest could live on
From childish low IQ juvenile 'fans" to whiny coach and players this franchise is embarrassment to the league. Also their commentators are just as pathetic and delusional as their fanbase. Just listen to brody Brazil and teal town USA. It's pretty funny to watch san jose sharks getting stomped by a brand new expansion team and their salty fans, coaches and players constantly whines about vegas golden knights.
I don't understand why fans of teams like the sharks beat up on teams like Toronto because they can't get out of the first round and you don't have a cup in the last 55 years. Like seriously this team is a walking excuse they've had the teams to win the cup almost every year and they choke. Come talk to me when you win a cup because if you don't win it doesn't matter what round you go out in.
Shameless POS team that probably bribed the refs in the playoffs because they couldn't beat the knights in clean, honest game. Trash coach, trash fans, trash players. This clowns were 9 minutes away from being shutout and be eliminated from first round. This disgusting organizations need to change their name to san jose cheaters.
Definitely top five for dirtiest team in the league, they like to hit men while they're down and let the refs give them the go ahead. Almost like they pay off the refs to jerk each other off while the game is going. Take a cheap hit whenever they can get away with it.
Worst fan base. All they do is complain and the team is a bunch of dirty players.
Horrible team. Can't play for crap. Extremely boring to watch them play.