Ryan Kesler is one of those players in the NHL that most hockey fans love to hate, but would want on their team.

Kesler is a great defensive player (won the Selke in 2010-11) and chips in on offence, too (nine 20+ goal seasons), but not everyone likes how he plays.

Ryan Johansen of the Nashville Predators is one of those players that doesn't exactly like Kesler, and his comments after Game 2 of the Western Conference final made that fact crystal clear.

Kesler didn't speak to the media after the Ducks' Game 2 win, but ahead of Game 3 in Nashville Tuesday night, he was asked about Johansen's comments:

Is Kesler in Johansen's head?  He seems to think so, and who are we to say otherwise.

For those fans who don't like how Kesler plays, you better get used to it because he's not changing his game.

The mind games and trash talk will be another interesting storyline to follow as the series shifts to Smashville for the next two games.

(H/T: John Lu)