Name your favorite agitator duo

bigq

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The idea here is to name your favorite two agitators who play (or played) concurrently in the same market but in different sports. Open to any region/market since spreading out beyond just Boston broadens the discussion (and hopefully makes for more fun). These are the players who drive their opponents nuts by consistently getting under their skin. The kind that you would love to have on your team but you would hate going up against if they were on another team.

Bonus points if you describe your favorite incident of driving their opponents bananas.

I will start with Marcus Smart and Brad Marchand.

Seeing Smart goad James Harden into two offensive fouls in the closing seconds of a close game to seal the win a couple of years ago still brings a smile to my face. Watching the game from my living room, I literally fell off my couch when it happened.

Marchand has drawn so many penalties over the years in which he has been the instigator. My favorite incident that immediately comes to mind is the penalty he drew on Carolina captain Justin Williams in Game 2 of last season’s ECF which almost immediately led to a Bruins PP goal in what became a lopsided Bruins’ win.

Who is your favorite agitator duo?
 

bigq

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A Detroit variety might include Bob Probert and Rick Mahorn and/or Bill Laimbeer from the late 80s/early 90s.

Another Boston combo would be Rodney Harrison and KG circa 2007.