Alex Trebek loved the NHL, and the feeling was mutual. Hockey lost a great friend with the death of Trebek, the legendary host of the game show "Jeopardy!" who died Sunday of pancreatic cancer. He was 80.
The NHL has a long history of the irksome, irritating and downright annoying players who happily dwell under the skin of their opponents, but now a more evolved breed combines antics with artistry—an invaluable combo during the high-stakes playoffs.