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Brad Marchand Officially Dethroned as The NHL's Biggest Pest

Published February 5, 2024 at 12:16

New NHL 'Pest' Crowned: Brad Marchand Ousted

For years, Brad Marchand held the notorious title of the NHL's most disliked player. However, a recent player poll by The Athletic signals a shift in the hierarchy.

The question:

"Who's the player in the league whose face you most want to punch?"

It saw Marchand losing his top spot, securing only 14.97% of the votes and settling for second place.

The new face of infamy is now Florida Panthers forward Nick Cousins, claiming a significant 28.57% of the votes, making him the NHL's current 'most hated' player.

Cousins' controversial plays likely contributed to this shift, with even former player Kevin Bieksa publicly expressing his discontent.

For those curious about the rankings, here's the Top 5:

Nick Cousins (28.57%)
Brad Marchand (14.97%)
Matthew Tkachuk (7.48%)
Michael Bunting (4.08%)
Conor Garland (4.08%)

As the NHL dynamics change, the title of the league's biggest pest now rests with Nick Cousins.
February 5   |   170 answers
Brad Marchand Officially Dethroned as The NHL's Biggest Pest

Do you think Cousins is a bigger pest than Marchand?

Yes5934.7 %
No11165.3 %
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