I'll add in a second vote for Briere. I hadn't paid much attention to him early in his career (me and a bunch of GMs), but when I took notice I enjoyed his style of play. But lately his behavior on ice has started to turn me off.
Behavior on the ice? Such as . . .?
All the guy does is score big goals. He doesn't really play dirty, he rarely dives (regardless of what NESN has told Boston fans to believe). He complains to the refs sometimes, but he's the captain - the captain is supposed to be the team's spokesman to the refs.
Alex Tanguay. When Colorado traded him I wanted to remain a fan of his and follow his career, but ... Everytime the Avs play against the Flames, a new article emerges in the Denver newspapers about how devastated AT was at being traded 'cuz nobody wanted him, nobody wubbed him :'( :'(
chara, he said last year that all he wanted to do was win a cup and that he doesnt care about the money, but of course that was before he accepted a 7 million dollar deal with a team no one expects to make the playoffs. cant stand when players do that