Most Hated NHL Teams
The Top Ten
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
Lousy team with no sportsmanship or sense of decency, and get away practically with murder when playing in Boston.
My most hated. It only makes sense, as I'm a Habs fan.
My Top 3:
3. Penguins - TheHabsFan
As of the 2010s, they're very much hated.
My Top 3:
3. Penguins - TheHabsFan
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.
Go listen to the Wired: Stadium Series Flyers vs. Penguins. Listen to Coach Sullivan whine through every single second of it. Realize that he is the exact perfect voice for that franchise. 52 years of listening to their incessant whining, whether they're the worst team in the league or the best, is enough to make anyone hate everything about them, and frankly it surprises me that they're not number one on this list.
There lists are stupid. The least hated teams are teams that never win and have a roster full of poons. The more your team is hated, the better they are and the more they are playing the game the way it was meant to be played.
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.
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.
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.
Max domi the most annoying little midget ever played in nhl. Tomas tatar was useless floater when he was in vgk. It looks like he has finally found his forever home with the rest of annoying little rats. I absolutely detest them with a passion.
If you're a non-Canadiens fan and don't hate them, you need sectioning. Like seriously, it's pretty easy to just hate on a team with 24 Stanley Cups, an extremely obnoxious fanbase, self-proclaimed organisation. Playing against them infuriates me the most because they will do literally anything to just win, I swear they actually will be favoured by officials one day. Canadiens? No chance they are my team.
Favored by officials! Lol, like that's ever going to happen. The officials hate all the Canadian teams. - 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
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.
From my experience, this is the most hated team, probably mostly because of their fanbase. I am not stereotyping by the way!
My Top 3:
3. Penguins - TheHabsFan
The Flyers used to be #1 for me because they would do many dirty things and get away with it per game (Carsillo, Hartnell, and Sestito were the worst offenders), but since they've softened up over the years? It's gotta be the Leafs.
It's not even the players themselves. I love players like Marner, Matthews, and Tavares. The media is brutal over there and will do anything to get people's attention. They ran Phil Kessel out of town by blaming him for all of their troubles and making fun of his appearance, for instance. Or how about when the Toronto media wrote several articles about a save that their backup goalie made during practice? It's like they're trying to parody themselves. Just a couple of examples. I cannot even begin to dive into the rabbit hole that is their horrid media.
The franchise is arrogant enough to charge the highest ticket prices in all the NHL despite not winning a cup for an entire generation. They constantly make it seem like they're going to win ...more
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.
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.
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.
Just a terrible abomination going into my mind! No other team I can think of has so many losses in a season! I think in 1945-46 they went 5-42-3! Only 13 points - eh? This is just a terrible abomination! Even a 36-game losing streak?
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
As someone who lives in Vancouver, this team makes me wish I lived somewhere else.
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.
Absolute scum...these guys are dirty and and cheap, plain and simple
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.
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
Wilson and Oshie need to be kicked out for the amount of times they've headhunted star players on other teams. Despicable.
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.
This team gets away with murder! If refs did their job, they’d be short handed for half an hour each game!
This is my least favorite nhl team of all time, they gave me the most anxiety by any nhl team - trains45
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.
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!
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.
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.
Annoying asf fans sing stupid stuff. Ugly city. Tarashenko is a commie.
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
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?
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
We're the best and hey maybe we're not the best rn but you can't be a fair weather fan always we stick together and give it a year or two then you'll be afraid
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
Their fans love to talk trash on social media.
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!
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
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.
People from edmonton are known to throw the team jerseys on the ice, spit in people's faces and beat the elderly and young kids if they don't support oilers
Dallas has a hockey team?
Hate Cowboys and stars
A hockey team really moved from Minnesota to play here?
Ugliest players on the team
This my second least favorite nhl team since april 2019, they dissapointed me quite a bit in 2018-2019 season as well - trains45
This is my 2nd least favorite team, after the flames 2019 playoffs, they had to tie it late in the 3rd and win in overtime twice in game 2 and 4, and disappoint me in the regular season twice with oilers and once with golden knights
Shut up, we have cups in our history unlike St. Louis *cough cough*
Stolen from Quebec, that simple
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.
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.
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.
Thanks for my first career hat trick Martin jones. San jose sharks are truly a subpar garbage hockey team. - Mark stone
Classless whiners with a sense of entitlement after being handed one of the best expansion rosters in history.
No class, toxic fans ruin this otherwise great expansion team.
Team became an instant winner thanks to a sweetheart deal in the expansion draft.
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
Nothing is hardcore about those fags. they suck. no one hates them cause their a joke
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.
So many excuses from the fans. Just admit your team has less than it needs to win the cup. Always has. A little humility is what your fan base needs.
As a blues fan, seeing these frauds playing in conference finals was the biggest joke of nhl league's history. San jose benefited from bogus calls every round. Disgusting scum hockey team
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.
Oh shut up about hating the senators
You do not know anything about this team then
Why you hate ottawa senators?
Love this team so much
When will bettman just die already seriously.
Hokey dosn't belong in Arizona
Why are they even in the legue
They are in the league because there are not many canadian teams you idiots. not shut up.
They hang banners of regular season accomplishments because they have nothing else to celebrate. Too many of their fans know absolutely nothing about the game and they have to print basic rules on the back of a "Go Preds! " sign. They toss trash onto the ice when they lose. PK Subban dives more blatantly than a soccer player (and that's saying something). They are the epitome of a team that deserves every ounce of mockery and hate they get.
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
Love my team
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.
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
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
I am a hawks fan and when I see these guys playing against them. Two words... “Detroit Sucks”
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.
They don't even exist anymore
When the 12 year sucky team moves out and finally does good in WPG. Kinda like the rams moving to la
Les Goons. Even legendary coach Scotty Bowman called them a goon-hockey team. Growing up in the Buffalo area, hands-down, one of the dirtiest teams I ever saw play in the early- to mid-1980s. Hunter, Marois, Gillis, Kimble, Kumpel, Eagles, Donnelly, Zemlak, Picard---not only did the other Adams Division teams hate them, they were just disliked around the NHL, period. You know you've made an infamous name for yourself when Flyers fans hate you, and the Flyers and Nordiques rarely played each other. The Stastnys were no choirboys, either---Peter used to swing his stick like a machete behind the play, or after the ref blew the whistle. I hated the Nerd-Geeks with a passion, and that team STILL leaves a bad taste in my mouth to this day. And their jerseys were butt-ugly, too. I even disliked them after they went to Denver, and I always found myself automatically cheering for Detroit during the Red Wings/Avs rivalry of the 1990s. I want the Nords to come back to Quebec City, just so I can ...more
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
They suck and brad marchang is my boy
Every time they played Buffalo there were always fisticuffs and full-on brawls. I never liked them; however, I respected them (unlike, say, Quebec). They were a scrappy bunch. I always expected an intense physical game whenever the two teams met. But that's how the old Adams Division was back then.
Dirty? Every great once in a while, they were borderline Flyer-esque. Physical? Always. Living in Buffalo in the 1980s, the other poster is accurate---LOTS of full-on brawls. Yet, I always respected them, because they were the one Adams Division team that had to prove themselves game in, game out. They gave no quarter, and took none, either. A well-regarded foe by Sabres fans. They had some terrific role players, too---Kevin Dineen, Dave Tippett, Joel Quenneville, Stew Gavin, Paul MacDermid, Paul Lawless, Ray Neufeld, and their great goalie, Mike Liut. I didn't like them, but after the smoke cleared in the aftermath of a Sabres-Whalers game, you could tell both teams had exhausted themselves trying to out-pummel the other. It's a crying shame the Whale is gone from the NHL---the Hurricanes will NEVER measure up to their predecessors. I've run into a few die-hard Whalers fans, and we reminisce about the old Buffalo-Hartford rivalry. Whale fans are cool people, and if Sabres and Whalers ...more
The Whalers probably had the sweetest fanbase. They did not deserve to move - DoroExploro13
Wate Philadelphia dos not have two teams
The Pittsburgh Pirates were an American professional ice hockey team in the National Hockey League (NHL), based in Pittsburgh from 1925–26 to 1929–30. The nickname comes from the baseball team also based in the city. - Wiki
NOW, they did move their team to Philadelphia to the Philadelphia Quakers.
i'm just adding them for historical reasons. You can go online to https://www.hockey-reference.com/boxscores/ and look up their game from their time period.
There already is a Quakers vote listed hear, but I just wanted to add this anyway for more info.
They played alright during their time period, but they never won a cup. They never even won a single Conference or Division round.
�They are amazing and won the cup.”
My favorite team but they got left out and want to see why people hate them.
Best team ever! Very active in the community
Blue jackets poop
Honestly, who could hate the Jackets? They're the league's lovable idiots.
Also my favorite team.