Top 10 Meanest NHL Players In History

Mean NHL players come in all shapes, sizes and positions and this is one of those lists that tries to encompass it all. We’ve got all-time leaders in penalty minutes, goalies who weren’t shy about laying the lumber, and even an all-time great who was known as “Mr Hockey” and hockey’s worldwide ambassador during the bulk of his decades-long career. These guys all had one common trait though and that’s that they were never shy about playing with a “take no prisoners” attitude on the ice and looked to intimidate and dominate through physical play.

NHL Players Known For Being Mean

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Mean NHL Players Throughout History

The NHL has been a different league since the 2004-05 lockout as it’s really shifted to a game all about speed and skill. Fourth liners and established enforcers are a way of the past and it’s a big reason why we see nearly everyone on this list have some playing time during the 1980′s. That’s the decade where the NHL was like the Wild West out there, allowing players to enforce their own code in their own way. All 10 of the guys on this list showed their mean streaks in different fashions, but the ability to use their physicality as a weapon of intimidate couldn’t be ignored.

Since today’s game is so much different then the era’s involved in this list, it’s tough to even consider or compare today’s “mean” players with ones from the past. Yet, from a handicapping perspective, the shift the NHL made in becoming a skill and speed league means there are more “knowns” out there for bettors in terms of figuring out what to expect from a team and a game.

No longer are big bruisers like Bob Probert going out there for eight minutes a game to skate around and stir up trouble, meaning there is more shifts now available for the top scorers to produce goals and winning bets.

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 23 October
FT San Jose Sharks 4 - 1 New York Rangers Odds
FT Los Angeles Kings 2 - 3 Toronto Maple Leafs +120 -141 Odds
Tuesday 24 October
FT Arizona Coyotes 3 - 5 New York Islanders +175 -213 Odds
FT Anaheim Ducks 6 - 2 Philadelphia Flyers -147 Odds
AOT Edmonton Oilers 1 - 2 Pittsburgh Penguins +140 -161 Odds
FT Tampa Bay Lightning 5 - 1 Carolina Hurricanes -105 -116 Odds
FT Detroit Red Wings 0 - 1 Buffalo Sabres +105 -125 Odds
FT Florida Panthers 1 - 5 Montreal Canadiens +115 -135 Odds
PEN Los Angeles Kings 3 - 2 Ottawa Senators +115 -135 Odds
PEN Calgary Flames 3 - 2 Nashville Predators +135 -156 Odds
FT Vancouver Canucks 1 - 0 Minnesota Wild +165 -185 Odds
FT Dallas Stars 3 - 5 Colorado Avalanche -128 +122 Odds
Wednesday 25 October
FT Calgary Flames 2 - 5 St. Louis Blues +150 -172 Odds
FT Buffalo Sabres 1 - 5 Jackets +230 -286 Odds
Thursday 26 October
San Jose Sharks 19:00 Boston Bruins +115 -135 Odds
Carolina Hurricanes 19:00 Toronto Maple Leafs +138 -147 Odds
Arizona Coyotes 19:00 New York Rangers +160 -185 Odds
Winnipeg Jets 19:00 Pittsburgh Penguins +160 -169 Odds
Los Angeles Kings 19:30 Montreal Canadiens +110 -115 Odds
Philadelphia Flyers 19:30 Ottawa Senators +108 -115 Odds
Detroit Red Wings 19:30 Tampa Bay Lightning +190 -208 Odds
Anaheim Ducks 19:30 Florida Panthers +102 -106 Odds
New York Islanders 20:00 Minnesota Wild +125 -133 Odds
Dallas Stars 21:00 Edmonton Oilers +105 -115 Odds
Washington Capitals 22:00 Vancouver Canucks -147 +138 Odds
Friday 27 October
Ottawa Senators 19:00 New Jersey Devils
Winnipeg Jets 19:00 Jackets
St. Louis Blues 19:30 Carolina Hurricanes
Nashville Predators 20:30 Chicago Blackhawks
Dallas Stars 21:00 Calgary Flames
Saturday 28 October
San Jose Sharks 13:00 Buffalo Sabres
Los Angeles Kings 19:00 Boston Bruins
Philadelphia Flyers 19:00 Toronto Maple Leafs
New York Rangers 19:00 Montreal Canadiens
Anaheim Ducks 19:00 Tampa Bay Lightning
Detroit Red Wings 19:00 Florida Panthers
Arizona Coyotes 19:00 New Jersey Devils
Jackets 21:00 St. Louis Blues
New York Islanders 21:00 Nashville Predators
Pittsburgh Penguins 21:00 Minnesota Wild
Chicago Blackhawks 21:00 Colorado Avalanche
Washington Capitals 22:00 Edmonton Oilers
Sunday 29 October
Anaheim Ducks 17:00 Carolina Hurricanes
Pittsburgh Penguins 19:00 Winnipeg Jets
Washington Capitals 21:00 Calgary Flames

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