Somehow, this doesn't surprise me, per the Detroit Free Press:
When it comes to holding a grudge, the Turtle is at the top of the Detroit sports fans’ list.
Former NHL forward Claude Lemieux, who played with, among others, the New Jersey Devils and the Colorado Avalanche, beat out his former teammate, Patrick Roy, in our online voting tournament to “crown” the most hated opposing athlete in Michigan.
Lemieux garnered just over 75% of more than 2,230 votes. He is perhaps most notorious around these parts for this cross-check in the 1996 Western Conference finals that literally rearranged Kris Draper’s face.
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