Most Hated NHL Teams


The Top Ten

1 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins The Boston Bruins are a professional ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. The Bruins compete in the National Hockey League as a member club of the league's Eastern Conference Atlantic Division.

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.

Looks like licking faces didn't get a cup. Try actually playing a clean game

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.

Dirtiest, most hypocritical team in the league. Their team consists of snakes and goons with a hypocritical coach. To hell with Lucic, Chara, Thornton and that rat Marchand. The only thing good about the Bruins is the pair of top notch goalies that play for them.

Hockey is a physical game and the Bruins Have a Great Team and have very Tough Players. The Coach may be hyper but very good. Stanley Cup Champions 2010- 2011, Eastern Conference Champions 2012-2013, Presidents Trophy Champions 2013-2014. They are just very physical but get the job done at the end of the day. - newenglander1

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2 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers

Their players are always out to hurt the other team. They don't play hockey. They aim to take out other players because they don't have the talent to actually play. Their just dirty.

I agree

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.

The broad street bullies had less wins than the panthers, overtime losses are why they made the playoffs

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3 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins The Pittsburgh Penguins are an American professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that competes in the National Hockey League.

This team right now just does nothing but tip ins and they are complete showoffs

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 ...more

They suck


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4 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens The Montreal Canadiens are a Canadian professional ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, that competes in the National Hockey League.

Honestly, I am a Leafs fan so I may be biased, but this team should be higher up in this list! Toxic players, cheaters, and they only play to win. THIS IS NOT THE NHL WE WANT!

The reason they're hated so much is because of rivalry. That's it. - TheHabsFan


I live and Montreal, and if you didn't hate the Canadians, you will. Imagine watching your favourite team play against the habs, and your team loses in overtime. At that very moment, the phone starts to ring. You answer. And the other end of the line, you have at least 10 guys screaming things like "loser", "worst nhl team" and "long live Carey Price". They eventually hang up without identifying themselves. Then your phone rings again. And again. And again. And you get text messages, and they leave messages because you aren't answering anymore. Just too ruin your night even more. That is hockey in Montreal. And don't try to take your revenge when your team beats them. You'll get called the French equivalent of "f*****", "a******" etc. Even by your closes friends and family members

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5 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs The Toronto Maple Leafs are a Canadian professional ice hockey team based in Toronto, Ontario, that competes in the National Hockey League.

Its more the fans and city than the team itself. Toronto thinks it's the center of the universe and everything it does is gold. Their fans are terrible and mocked survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing by making t-shirts that said "Toronto Stronger" (to counter "Boston Strong" in support of the survivors. And most recently, their fans started chanting in Vancouver during a MOMENT OF SILENCE for Ted Lindsay, who had just passed away.

Anyone but the Leafs. 50 plus years of losing and yet they make the most profit. Everything that's wrong with hockey. Ask former players what team they regret playing for, it's this one. The Maple Laughs. May the curse continue!

This crappy team is loaded with high profile elite players but they ruteinly gets beaten by dumpster fire non playoff teams. One of the most overrated team in the league. I hate them all.

Watching the leafs play is like watching a bunch of retards trying to hump a doorknob.

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6 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

LA is too hot for hockey

Absolute scum...these guys are dirty and and cheap, plain and simple

La sucks toranto is the best

When the "Hit" and "Penalty" numbers more than double the opponent's numbers regularly = Dirty.

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7 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League. They have won six Stanley Cup championships since their founding in 1926.

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.

Their Fans are annoying and they are rude - ArcticWolf

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.

Blackhawks fans have some of the most cancerous fans. Most of them haven't been around for very long. A lot of fair weather fans. That's enough to gain my vote. On top of the fact that they have such fair weather fans is the fact that the fans are the type that can't admit when anyone that isn't on the Hawks is good. "Oh that was a nice shot I can't blame Crawford for not stopping that one! " "Whatever it was a lucky shot." That type of arrogance burns me up.

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8 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals

Ovechkin is possibly the dirtiest player in the league wilson need to be kicked out of nhl. This whole team is filled with filthy unethical goons.

They pretty much just suck

Dirty cheap shot their opponents then run & act like "what? " & their cheap shots VERY OFTEN put the guy out for a long time or for good - that's the only way they can win...CHEAP DIRTY TEAM

A bunch of goons and ugly russians, they are terrible.

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9 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks The Vancouver Canucks are an ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

Loser team like the fickle whiney fans

They seem to throw a huge fit any time something doesn't go their way. Both players and fans alike.

Is there a bigger bunch of whiners anywhere in pro sports? They lose to Chicago, so they hate them. They lose to LA, so they hate them. They lose to Boston, so they hate them.
They can never man up and admit the better team won. Their fans are just as bad, and seem to have a sense of self-righteousness. If they lose, it's the leagues fault.

Nucks sucks and are losers

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10 New York Rangers New York Rangers

they stink

100 years and only 4 cups... How can you get behind a franchise that horrible. They're whiners when things don't go their way; and when their on top they still complain to the refs, yet they have bred a culture of cheap shot artists. But the main point I wanna make is NASH IS A BABY!

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 FANS are so arrogant. They think lundqvist is God! Even though he has never one a stanley cup. They can't admit that the Rangers have flaws. The Rangers are the most overrated team in the league!

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The Contenders

11 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks

This team is my least favorite, I hope they don't play my favorite team in the playoffs again after what happened in 2017 game 5!

This my least favorite nhl team after they kept giving negative memories of when they vs my favorite nhl team since the 2017 playoffs round 1 and round 2 game 5

Purely a team just for money, all thanks to Disney, of course. No love for the sport and the fans are the worst. Orange County fans know nothing about hockey and yet display Ducks crap all over.

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.

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12 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers The Florida Panthers are an American professional ice hockey team based in the Miami metropolitan area.

I hate the panthers I hate the lightning I hate the ducks I hate the bruins and am not a big fan of the san jose sharks either at all there are quite a few teams I hate but I love all the canadian teams and always cheer for just the canadian one because it has been since 1993 since the cup has been to Canada and I really hate the panthers because the PANTHERS SUCK! and SO DO THE BRUINS! I hate the bruins just a Slightly bit more then I hate Florida and tampa the reason why I hate bruins panthers lightning is because the panthers and lightning there in Florida I mean Seriously in Florida if some one wanted to go skating they would have to spend all day in a dome and I hate the bruins is because they look like bumble bees chara is an idiot and everyone hates them and that is why I am posting this is because the panthers and lightning suck

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.

The panthers are just silly just look at the shoulders of there Jerseys they Feature a sun a palm tree and a hockey stick it is just so stupid and silly is someone wanted to skate around or whatever or just p,ay a game of hockey they would have to spend all day in a air Condition dome

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13 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues The St. Louis Blues are a professional ice hockey team in St. Louis, Missouri. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

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?

Just because they have not won a cup does not mean you have to hate them I really dislike people because of that too not that I am a blues fan or anything like that but still

A team with no Cups I don't hate them but they suck never won a cup. As a Hawks fan I hate Detroit because they are WORTHY RIVALS. The Blues are wanna be rivals. I think the Wild will have won a cup before this team. And Wild started in 2001. I don't hate them but I'm just saying they are trying to be rivals with Chicago. Go Hawks

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14 Buffalo Sabers

Their fans love to talk trash on social media.

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.


No this team is awesome shut the up

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15 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League.

Act like Whalers fans should embrace them after they essentially replaced the team. No thanks.

The city is too hot, no one supports them, there jerseys suck, there logo is disgraceful, and they just are HORRIBLE!


16 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche

Stolen from Quebec, that simple

Shut up, we have cups in our history unlike St. Louis *cough cough*

They are trash

After the Nordiques roster retired... Well... No fizzle in the tank! No suprise!

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17 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning The Tampa Bay Lightning are a professional ice hockey team based in Tampa, Florida. It is a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League. The Lightning have one Stanley Cup championship in their history, in 2003–04.

How does this team piss you off dude? They are both florida. So since the lightning won the cup against the flames in 04 and that tampa and florida are the same you could say that the florida panthers have won the stanley cup before.

The teams in the southern states I do not know what the fans think do they think it sucks to be the players because they live in Canada and the northern states and they think Canada is -100 when really it is not. Florida more like plus 100.

Idiot fans, have to give away free beer to get people into the building for the playoffs.

I'm a panthers fan so this team pisses me off so much

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18 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils

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. - BKAllmighty

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.

The only reason they did any good in the past was because of Scott Stevens and Martin Brodeur. Missing the playoffs seems to be the status quo for New Jersey.

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19 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars The Dallas Stars are a professional ice hockey team based in Dallas, Texas. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

Dallas stars all the way

Hate Cowboys and stars

A hockey team really moved from Minnesota to play here?

Dallas has a hockey team?

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20 New York Islanders New York Islanders

Pretty hardcore fans on the island! Always looking to pick a fight with an opposing fan

Wow, you really are stupid.

I hate all New York teams n matter how good clean or bad New York sucks


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21 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators

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.

Oh shut up about hating the senators

You do not know anything about this team then

Why you hate ottawa senators?

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22 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

Not because they suck; I have personal reasons for this.

Will you idiots stop hating teams because they are not doing so good I bet if they even where they would not even be on this list because you guys are so stupid I mean just because any one that was used to be an oilers fan and are not anymore because they are not doing so good then you are nothing but a trader so leave the oilers out of this you guys need to stop hating teams because they are not doing so good.

The Edmonton Oilers suck! The Calgary Flames are better! Go Flames Go!

Beacus they just suck, the worst thing is they used to be great everyone loved them now they just suck they don't play very good the only Oilers game I like to watch is Flames vs Oilers.

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23 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes The Arizona Coyotes are a professional ice hockey team based in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale, Arizona.

Will never get how this isn’t in the top five.

Love this team so much

When will bettman just die already seriously.

Hokey dosn't belong in Arizona

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24 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators The Nashville Predators are a professional ice hockey team based in Nashville, Tennessee. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

Horrible team and rude fans. Players have no class

The preds are great I agree about the fans and chants being rude like the u suck thing but otherwise they are a awesome hockey team

Pekka Rinne is the best goaltender in nhl/world existance so shut youy mouth

Those guys suck

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25 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild

They Play dirty then pay off the NHL refs to look the other way at their penalties

I don't understand it at all. These are real hockey fans, there are NO BAND WAGONNERS.

I hate them so much. - JustinR889219

They are ok

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26 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames The Calgary Flames are a professional ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Flames are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

They are like the washington crapitals in the pacific division. A bunch of talentless goons with god awful inconsistent goaltending is the reason why they haven't won a cup in 30 yrs.

they suck

It is because that jerk named Brett Hull played for them. Brett Hull turned on his own country and I hope Brett Hull dies. Weather he dies from getting shot by an angry Canadian or dies from getting into a car crash.

The Flames have great fans! - DoroExploro13

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27 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks The San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team based in San Jose, California. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

No talent evander kane gotta be the dirtiest player in the league. No self control, no self discipline. I love seeing sad jose shrimps get destroyed by vegas golden knights.

Karlsson, burns - basically two player hockey club. They are also the most overrated western conference team with zero depth. Joe thornton is washed up old hack.


I hate this team so much! They have a terrible fan base and they are the dirtiest cheaters ever!

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28 Vegas Golden Knights

Vile arseholes with a pathetic fan base,detest them with a passion.

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.

They have the smallest roster so they suck

29 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets The Winnipeg Jets are a professional ice hockey team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

Those guys suck

Why are they even in the legue


They are in the league because there are not many canadian teams you idiots. not shut up.

30 Atlanta Thrashers

When the 12 year sucky team moves out and finally does good in WPG. Kinda like the rams moving to la

They don't even exist anymore

Do not exist anymore

31 Vancouver Millionaires
32 Quebec Nordiques Quebec Nordiques

They suck and brad marchang is my boy

There not bad, they might start this year I know this is Qucbec's second NHL Team but I know the Nordiques are not bad there starting next year

Do not exist anymore

33 Kansas City Scouts
34 Hartford Whalers

The Whalers probably had the sweetest fanbase. They did not deserve to move - DoroExploro13

Do not exist anymore

35 Atlanta Flames Atlanta Flames
36 Philadelphia Quakers

Wate Philadelphia dos not have two teams

37 New York Americans New York Americans
38 Montreal Maroons Montreal Maroons


39 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. They are members of the Atlantic Division in the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League and are one of the Original Six teams of the league.

Pretty much the only thing Blackhawks fans and Blues fans will agree on

Do I need to go on? Why do people even respect this team? They disrespect their captain, have a terrible stadium, in a terrible city to fit with the 90's Utah Jazz like of a team.

Well at least they are near canada and won a cup in 2007. I swear it's like a 10 minute drive from windsor to detroit.

I am not a fan of this team

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40 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets

My favorite team but they got left out and want to see why people hate them.

Honestly, who could hate the Jackets? They're the league's lovable idiots.
Also my favorite team.

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