The most hated player in the NHL today, bar none is Sean Avery. Hockey fans, you all know who he is. He is a cocky, yet talented Canadian who is best described as an agitator. He gets under the skin of the opponents first line All Stars and doesn't quit until then end of the game. Actually I take that back, he NEVER stops. He talks trash about guys in the papers, in the face off circle and in the crease. No body is safe from Avery. Besides being an agitator, the guy can play. He can kill a penalty, carry a team. The late season acquistation that sent him to New York was probably the best trade of the year next to Ryan Smyth. The guy came up huge in the playoffs. I think he is the kind of player that you despise playing against and welcome playing on your team. The guy does his job and he does it good. Sean Avery you suck but you are awesome.