NHL Rankings: Central Division’s 5 Most Hated Players

By Skylar Peters
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Feb 6, 2015; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw (65) checks Winnipeg Jets #@defenseman Ben Chiarot (63) during the second period at MTS Centre. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports

No. 3: Andrew Shaw

Andrew Shaw is affectionately known as ‘the mutt’ by the Chicago Blackhawks’ faithful, but if you were to ask any other Central Division fan, the adjectives they use to describe the ‘Hawks forward wouldn’t be so print-friendly.

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On a speedy, skilled Blackhawks team, Shaw has provided the grit for the past several years, since he landed a full-time spot in the lineup in 2012-13. Shaw’s knack for scoring huge goals only makes opposing fans loathe him more, and even though they may want to send their biggest, baddest player after the 5-foot-10 forward, Shaw has shown he’s not afraid to go toe-to-toe with anyone.

With the likes of Brandon Bollig and Daniel Carcillo gone, expect Shaw to continue to provide the ‘Hawks with a hard-nosed game, and not earn the admiration of many within the division while doing it.

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