Mar 6, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues right wing Ryan Reaves (75) fights with Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Bollig (52) during the first period at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports
- #1: Ryan Reaves
Loathed by many, loved by few; Ryan Reaves is the most hated player in the Central Division.
When Reaves and his St. Louis Blues come to town, there is one thing for sure; a full 60 minutes of frustration and hatred.
He has found a special place in Blackhawks’ fan’s nightmares, between injuring core players, to mocking the team, and many, many, fights. However, the Windy City isn’t the only place Reaves’ Travelling Circus stops, and if you mention him to a group of knowledgable hockey fans, you will hear a lot of groans, among the chuckles of a lone Blues fan.
Reaves doesn’t get a ton of minutes, but he makes them count. He knows most NHL penalty box ushers on a first name basis, and one can always find his biggest numbers in his Hits column, some of which are not the cleanest.
Every team needs a player that is physical, and Reaves is the man in St. Louis. He is so good at his job, in fact, that he has earned himself the award of being the Central division’s most hated the player.
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