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.

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

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.

As Montreal Canadiens fan, one most hate team is Boston Bruins. They play very dirty and most Boston team is goons,

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2 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers

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.

Flyers are the most dirty hockey team in the NHL. The play cheap shots and their fans are just like the players, they are nuts. Honestly, I think that Flyers should top the list and not the penguins, the penguins are hated not because they play dirty but people are jealous about them. But Flyers never won the stanely cup in the last decade, so nobody is jealous about them.

Even the USSR was afraid of the bullies in the 70s

I agree

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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 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

After Mario LeMieux's playing career ended, this team almost left Pittsburgh. It took Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Marc-Andre Fleury to keep the team in the Steel City. Because when these players came, attendance went up because of bandwagon fans, who didn't care one bit about the team before Crybaby Crosby and his supporting cast came along.

Gary Bettman, who should have never been allowed to set foot on a hockey rink, sucks up to them. After the 2008 Stanley Cup Finals (where Detroit beat Pittsburgh), before presenting the Conn Smythe Trophy, Bettman said "Let's first congratulate the Detroit Red Wings, AND THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS!, on great seasons, and a terrific Stanley Cup Final." The next year, when Pittsburgh beat Detroit, he never even mentioned to congratulate the Red Wings on their season, just immediately praising the Penguins.

Fan's of other teams seem to love generalizing penguins fans but there's really horrible fans for almost every fanbase I can't speak for the attendance not being from Pittsburgh and all but I did support the team before Crosby came in the picture and real fan's don't wish career ending injuries on players or call others players whiners but make every excuse in the book when their team loses a game.


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4 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.

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.

Cheap shots, sucker punches, flops and excessive whining make the over-rated LA Kings the most loathsome team in the NHL

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.

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

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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.

If the leafs had a competitive squad, I'm sure they would top this poll. Considering they haven't played a single playoff game in 6 years and Tucker and Domi are both long gone it's amazing people still care enough to put them in the top 4.

You idiots just hate them because they are not doing so well right know I really hate people who are like oh they are a great team I'm going for them or you guys might also be like oh I hate that team but I am going for then anyway I mean what the Frick? Don't go for the teams you hate just because they are doing fine just go for the teams you actually like

Fans can be really annoying at times, acting like their team has already won 10 Stanley cups. Their players can be over there heads at times as well.

No one likes the Leafs... Except Leafs fans. - Marc_B

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6 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.

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.

Their Fans are annoying and they are rude - ArcticWolf

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7 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals

They have to hurt someone when they are losing to bad. AKA hurt the best players to the point of not coming back for the rest of the season, and barely getting a slap on the wrist for it.

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

All of the comments are thumbs-downed because the caps are TOO GOOD! - GrapeJuiceK

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.

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8 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.

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.

They're from Vancouver, and people from Vancouver are known for being obnoxiously nationalist and miserably hateful. The team that plays there is no different. They're ridiculously prideful and haven't done a thing.

There is no other team I love to see lose like Vancouver. They are a bunch of winey babies

Loser team

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9 New York Rangers New York Rangers

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!

they stink

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10 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks

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.

It's their name. Hockey in Disneyland? Stick to making films you mighty dorks.

More like Anaheim Dicks!

Worst team ever

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The Newcomers

? 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.

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

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.

I think the main reason why the Bruins are listed as "#1 most annoying fan base" and Montreal is only #4 is because there are probably far more Canadiens fans than any other team in the league. (Kinda like Yankees fans--it's easy to side with a team that has won so many championships in the past.) So, there are more people who would vote for the Canadiens' current biggest rival as the "most annoying fan base." Every team has it's jerk fans but the bigger the fanbase = the more jerks you'll have in it

Montreal has easily the worst general manager in the league. For example the PK Subban Shea Weber trade turned out awful for Bergivin. Second Montreal is terrible at drafting. The majority of their first round picks turn into bottom six forwards with the two exceptions of Kotkaniemi and Price. Plus Montreal fans always think their team is better than yours. Never will a Montreal fan say their team is a less likely team to win. For example Alexander Radulov was straight up a bad person. Montreal fan - Oh he�'s changed he a great guy now.

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The Contenders

11 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.

I hate this team more than the bruins now. But I guess my oppinion does not matter so I will just shutup now.

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12 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

Hitchcock needs to go, the GM who thought it'd be smart to trade Elliot, Backes, Oshie, and Brouwer needs to go, any Blues fans who disagree need to go, because I myself am a Blues fan. I don't hate the team, I hate the people who manage it.

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13 Buffalo Sabers

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

Who spelled their name wrong?


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14 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.

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


15 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche

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

Stolen from Quebec, that simple

They are trash

Hate them. go wings.

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16 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 hate this team. I hope they get kicked out and banished forever out of the nhl. I mean I know it's bad sportsmanship to say that but for 1 the lightning and panthers are both in florida. For two florida does not get hockey weather. They should focuse way more on football and baseball than hockey. And Steven Stamkos is probably there only Canadian player. All the others are russians slovakians americans and czlslovakians.

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17 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

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.

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.

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18 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.

Hate Cowboys and stars

A hockey team really moved from Minnesota to play here?

Dallas has a hockey team?

Dallas stars all the way

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19 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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20 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

I like this team. Too bad that dumbass bettman tried to get rid of em. I mean ottawa is the capital of all canada why thenhell would bettman try to get rid of this team? also they have a lot of fans.

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21 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Love this team so much

When will bettman just die already seriously.

Hokey dosn't belong in Arizona

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

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23 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

Those guys suck

Love my team

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

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24 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

Cheap, dirty, and overrated. Their fans are even worse. A lot of trash-talk for a franchise who's crowning achievement is winning a first-round playoff series.

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25 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.

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

The only good thing about this team is that it has decent looking dudes

Oilers and flames both suck. And I'm from Alberta.

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26 Vegas Golden Knights

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

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.

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

Cheaters! One thing to notice. Google the refs home towns. Oh wait. Three of them during one playoff game are from San Jose! How is that fair?


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28 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.

29 Atlanta Thrashers

They don't even exist anymore

Do not exist anymore

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

30 Vancouver Millionaires
31 Kansas City Scouts
32 Quebec Nordiques Quebec Nordiques

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 Hartford Whalers

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

Do not exist anymore

34 Atlanta Flames Atlanta Flames
35 Philadelphia Quakers

Wate Philadelphia dos not have two teams

36 New York Americans New York Americans
37 Montreal Maroons Montreal Maroons


38 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.


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39 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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