(Ed. Note: Our series "Puck Daddy's Guilty Pleasures" features puckheads from all walks of life answering questions about their own hockey-related guilty pleasures. It will run daily during the month of August. Have a suggestion for a "Guilty Pleasures" guest blogger? Hit us on email. Enjoy!)
Today's Special Guest: Michael Dell, founder of the pioneering hockey blog, LCS Hockey. You can find Mike on Twitter at @MichaelPaulDell.
1. The Player You Most Love To Hate
We're all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively through its own imagination. Only social programming and sensory perceptions create the illusion of separateness. I am you. You are me. We are one. I hate no man... except for Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Mike Green, Jaromir Jagr, Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau, Roberto Luongo, Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin, any yet to be discovered Sedins, Alex Burrows, Mike Ribeiro, Trevor Gillies, Daniel Alfredsson, Jason Spezza, Scott Hartnell, and anyone who wears, has worn, or will wear a Detroit Red Wings jersey.
2. Other Than Your Own, The Team You Can't Help Rooting For
The Winnipeg Jets. When you're a Jet, you're a Jet. I've already stitched "Goals for Kids" patches on all my pants. Now can someone please put the Coyotes out of their misery so we can get the Nordiques back next season? Badaboum needs work.
3. Favorite Fight or Brawl of All-Time
I'm partial to NHL management's ongoing fight with common sense. But if I'm limited to on-ice scraps, I'd say Jarome Iginla and Vincent Lecavalier pretty much set the standard with their Stanley Cup Final bout. That was everything good and holy about punching someone in the face. Yet when it comes to true heavyweight fights, nothing matches Bob Probert versus Marty McSorely from February of 1994: