Who is the Player You Hate but Want on Your Team?

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    I feel most teams have a player that fans despise yet secretly or openly wish were on their team be it one of the Tachook boys, Ryan Reaves, Tom Wilson Brendan Gallagher or Ratboy Marchand just to name a few.

    My favorite pests of all time were Esa Tikkanen and Ken Linesman both could get under your skin but still played at a high level.

    I would take Reaves and Gallagher on my team anyday. Not sure about the others but if you could pick any two who would they be?
     
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    I don't hate Gallagher but would love to have him on the Rangers so Tom Wilson I guess, but I don't really hate him either.

    That's a very strong word.
     
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    Matthew Tkachuk
     
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    Brad Marchand and Matthew Tkachuk
     
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    Gallagher. He’s dirty but not cheap shot/injure you dirty. A little wack here, a punch there, extra slash on the goalie etc. He infuriates me as a Sens fan but my god do I respect him. He’s not overly big and this guy gets cross checked and slashed like it’s no tomorrow.
     
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    Joe Pavelski would fix our 3C need
     
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    Usually if I loathe a player that much, I don't want him on my team.
     
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    I don’t hate any player really.

    A guy who many of the Bruins fan base doesn’t like is Gallagher, so I’ll go with him.
     
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    I detest Marchand, but I'd take him on TOR.
     
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    Giroux would be the perfect 4C on the Pens.
     
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    Tkachuks maybe
     
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    Marchand, end thread LOL.
     
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    Someone that can play heavy in the playoffs and come up big.
     
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    I don't truly hate Tom Wilson, but yes, Tom Wilson.
     
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    Marchand and the Tkachuk's are probably going to be the answer depending on who your team's divisional rivals are. Usually it'd be Marchand or Brady (although he's less of a rat than his brother and more a typical PF). But, obviously, with the number of games against Calgary and his shenanigans vs us, he gets added to the list. Prior to this year I was pretty indifferent to Matt because usually he didn't do stuff for the Leafs and I cheered for him in London.
     
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    Letang. Hate the guy but the Isles could use him on the PP
     
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    The answers Marchand.

    But I’d go with either Wilson or Gallagher. I’m supposed to hate them but I don’t. I’d take either or both.
     
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    Brady Tkachuk for sure
     
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    There isn't a player in the league I loathe enough where I wouldn't want them on my team (assuming they're actually a good player that could make a positive impact).

    Ironically the only player of the last decade I really disliked was Rick Nash. Though that's because the Rangers nuked their 2012 core to bring him in and despite two strong regular seasons he was not a player that could be relied upon when it matters.

    And then I got even more infuriated in his later years when his offense started to go but the Rangers board came up with this BS narrative that he was now a Selke level defensive winger so his dip in goal scoring was justified.

    Things would have been very different for the Rangers had Nash never forced his way out of CBJ. One of the few things in life I'd accept a do over on.

    Yes I am still sour Dubinsky was traded, even more sour than I was that Leetch was traded and that was my first true heart break in life as a 14 year old and I will never forgive the Rangers for that.
     
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