CBC Players Poll; Bylsma and Crosby picked


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What team would you least like to play on? New York Islanders, 27%

What rink has the worst ice? BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, Fla. (Florida Panthers) 20%

What team would you most like to play on? Detroit Red Wings, 14%

What rink has the best ice? Rexall Place (Edmonton Oilers), 37%

What is your favourite rink to play in? Bell Centre (Montreal Canadiens), 40%

Which current assistant coach should be the next head coach? Kirk Muller (Canadiens), 9%

Which coach demands the most of his players? John Tortorella, New York Rangers, 28%

Which coach is the easiest to play for? Bruce Boudreau, Washington Capitals, 21%

Which coach would you most like to play for? Dan Bylsma, Pittsburgh Penguins, 21%

Which coach would you least like to play for? Ron Wilson, Toronto Maple Leafs, 21%

Should the instigator rule be abolished? No, 66%

Which Canadian city deserves an NHL franchise – Quebec City, Hamilton, Toronto or Winnipeg? Quebec City, 53%

Should fighting be banished from the NHL? No, 98%

Which rink has the worst boards/glass? Joe Louis Arena (Detroit Red Wings), 12%

Who is the toughest forward to play against? Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins, 29%

Who is the best referee? None, 15%

Which team is underrated? Nashville Predators, 18%

Which team is overrated? Washington Capitals, 35%

Which active player would you select to start a franchise? Sidney Crosby, Penguins, 69%

Who is the cleanest player? Pavel Datsyuk Detroit Red Wings, 28%

Who is the most underrated player? Loui Eriksson, Dallas Stats, 5.4%

Which active player is the best role model? Sidney Crosby, Penguins, 26%

For skaters only: Which goalie is the most difficult to score on? Roberto LuongoVancouver Canucks, 17%

For goalies only: Which player is the most difficult to stop? Alex Ovechkin Capitals, 27%

Who is the toughest to play against? Sidney Crosby, Penguins, 29%

Who is the hardest to take the puck off of? Pavel Datsuyk, Red Wings, 36%

Who is the smartest player? Sidney Crosby, Penguins, 29%

Who is the toughest player? Derek Boogaard, New York Rangers, 23%

Who is the best skater? Marian Gaborik(notes), New York Rangers, 26%

Who is the league's fastest skater? Marian Gaborik, Rangers, 37%

Who has the hardest shot? Zdeno Chara(notes), Boston Bruins, 44%



  • Pretty interesting that Bylsma is the coach players voted for. You almost wonder if that is part 24/7, part word-of-mouth.
  • No surprise that Crosby is the toughest to play against. He has to be such a dick.
  • Best part of the list is no "best ref" was selected.  It speaks volumes to how tough of a job it is and how awful the league's officiating has been.
  • Players want to play for the Wangs because they get away with the most penalties? That has to be it.


  • Didn't this poll have "biggest whiner" or something in previous years?

  • Go Pens

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