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NHL Rankings: Central Division’s 5 Most Hated Players

By Skylar Peters
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Mar 20, 2015; Anaheim, CA, USA; Colorado Avalanche left wing

Cody McLeod

(55) falls on top of Anaheim Ducks right wing

Corey Perry

(10) during the third period at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

No. 4: Cody McLeod

Since 2007, Cody McLeod has been a staple in the Colorado Avalanche roster. This past season, he played in all 82 games for the Avs. He knows his role, and his effectiveness is undeniable; McLeod is a born bruiser. At 6 feet tall, 210 pounds, McLeod is by no means a giant, but his presence on the ice makes him one of the most feared players in the division. McLeod’s 1,100+ career PIMs speak for itself, as his fists often do the talking.

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With a guy like McLeod on the Avalanche roster, it forces their opponents to keep their heads on a swivel, and with many fast teams in the division, it has proven effective time and time again, though he doesn’t make many fans in the process.

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