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Free Press’s poll of most-hated opposing teams’ athletes down to 4: Lemieux, Roy, Pronger, Artest

Update: While you're at it, vote for Pavel Datsyuk in TSN's Play of the Year showdown: The Detroit Free Press has been running a bracketed poll asking fans to weigh in as to which opposing-team athlete is the most hated by Detroit sports teams and fans, and with 2 hours left in Final Four voting--and 6 hockey players having been named out of the 24 initial candidates--Claude Lemieux, Patrick Roy and Chris Pronger are slugging it out with Ron Artest.

As I said in the overnight report, there's no doubt that hockey fans have long, grudge-holding memories, and perhaps it's all but inevitable that Roy and Lemieux will battle it out for the "championship." As many Red Wings fans have suggested, it's sad that the Wings are moving East the summer before Roy brings rants and melt-downs to the Avs' bench as the team's coach.

Update: Speaking of memories, from the Red Wings...

And the Free Press's Steve Anderson:

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The Malik Report is a destination for all things Red Wings-related. I offer biased, perhaps unprofessional-at-times and verbose coverage of my favorite team, their prospects and developmental affiliates. I've joined the Kukla's Korner family with five years of blogging under my belt, and I hope you'll find almost everything you need to follow your Red Wings at a place where all opinions are created equal and we're all friends, talking about hockey and the team we love to follow.