I think it's about time I started a new feature here on Wild Puck Banter. Every week or so I'll post my Top 5 Most Hated Teams. Here is this week's list:
1. Calgary Flames -- from top to bottom there isn't a player outside of Jerome Iginla that I really care for on this roster. It also doesn't help that they are run by a Sutter and that they are a division rival.
2. Vancouver Canucks -- do I really need to elaborate here? Despite the departure of Jarkko Ruutu they still have Matt Cooke.
3. Dallas Stars -- no, I'm not just bitter that they left Minnesota, I really don't like this team. Mike Modano is a smooth-skating weasel on ice.
4. Toronto Maple Leafs -- I don't have much of a reason here, just a general dislike like most everyone outside Toronto.
5. New Jersey Devils -- Marty Brodeur is a good goalie, but the greatest ever? I'm tired of talk from the "experts" that has proclaimed this so. He is a better than average stopper who plays for a very good defensive team.
Others receiving votes: Detroit Red Wings, Colorado Avalanche, Philadelphia Flyers.