I know what you’re thinking. Hans Gruber? Really? Is Die Hard even a Christmas movie? You better yippee-ki-yay believe it is. Why? IT TAKES PLACE DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON AT A CHRISTMAS PARTY. I clearly feel passionate about this. Don’t give me some garbage about “release date” or what Bruce Willis said in his Comedy Central roast Watch the movie during the holidays, and it will feel right. Die Hard is a Christmas movie, and I will die on that hill.
Hans Gruber is one of the better villains on this list. He’s cunning and calculated, smart, and possesses more talent for villainy than most.
Such an iconic Christmas movie villain deserves an iconic hockey villain, and Hans’ hockey equal is none other than Sidney Crosby. He’s hockey’s golden boy, and doesn’t get the justice he so deserves.
The refs seemingly always protect Crosby, and this was no more apparent than in the Stanley Cup Final in 2017 when Crosby smashed P.K. Subban’s head into the ice repeatedly; had any other player done this, they would’ve received, at minimum, a one-game suspension, but not hockey’s “golden boy”.
Just look at this garbage:
Between this, and the fist-to-ice garbage he pulled, I think it’s reasonable to say Predators fans wanted to throw him off a building, Die Hard style…we still might. Sidney Crosby is definitely on Santa’s naughty list.