NHL fans' survey: Which players 'make' the grade?

 

 
 
 
 
Flamboyant P.K. Subban may get a lot of love from most Montreal Canadiens fans, but it doesn't extend to a lot of other Canadian NHL cities, judging by results of Postmedia's fans poll. In fact, some regard him as the most overrated player in the league.
 

Flamboyant P.K. Subban may get a lot of love from most Montreal Canadiens fans, but it doesn't extend to a lot of other Canadian NHL cities, judging by results of Postmedia's fans poll. In fact, some regard him as the most overrated player in the league.

Photograph by: Harry How, Montreal Gazette

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Over the last week, nearly 1,000 people completed our NHL survey online. Here's a look at how fans see things:

991 total surveys taken

1. Who do you think is the most overrated player in the NHL?

801 votes

10.2% P.K. Subban

8.7% Sidney Crosby

8.6% Phil Kessel

7.0% Alex Ovechkin

5.1% Erik Karlsson

5.0% Dion Phaneuf

4.0% Drew Doughty

3.9% Steven Stamkos

3.6% Rick Nash

3.6% Patrick Kane

3.1% Jonathan Toews

3.0% Nazem Kadri

1.7% Taylor Hall

1.5% Connor McDavid

1.2% Shea Weber

1.2% Max Pacioretty

1.0% Bobby Ryan

2. Who do you think is the dirtiest player in the NHL?

703 votes

32.0% Brad Marchand

8.4% Raffi Torres

5.7% Milan Lucic

4.3% Matt Cooke

4.0% Radko Gudas

3.7% Zac Rinaldo

3.6% Chris Neil

3.4% Nazem Kadri

2.3% Zdeno Chara

1.7% Corey Perry

1.7% Dennis Wideman

1.4% Alex Burrows

1.4% Brandon Dubinsky

1.3% P.K. Subban

1.1% Alexander Ovechkin

1.1% Dion Phaneuf

1.0% Alex Ovechkin

3. Who do you think would be the biggest pain in the ass to play against?

735 votes

22.6% Brad Marchand

7.6% Brendan Gallagher

5.2% Zdeno Chara

5.0% Sidney Crosby

4.6% Alex Ovechkin

3.8% P.K. Subban

3.5% Milan Lucic

3.3% Dustin Byfuligien

3.1% Patrick Kane

2.9% Nazem Kadri

2.9% Ryan Kesler

2.7% Corey Perry

2.3% Jonathan Toews

2.0% Leo Komarov

1.6% Drew Doughty

1.5% Chris Neil

1.5% Dion Phaneuf

1.2% Patrice Bergeron

1.2% Ryan Getzlaf

1.2% Shea Weber

1.1% Carey Price

1.1% Connor McDavid

1.0% Erik Karlsson

4. Who do you think has made the biggest impression on you this year?

752 votes

27.9% Connor McDavid

11.8% Patrick Kane

8.4% Sidney Crosby

7.6% Erik Karlsson

3.7% Johnny Gaudreau

3.1% Artemi Panarin

2.5% Shane Gostisbehere

2.4% Evgeny Kuznestov

2.1% Braden Holtby

2.1% Jamie Benn

1.9% Dylan Larkin

1.7% Jaromir Jagr

1.6% Alex Ovechkin

1.6% Jack Eichel

1.2% Brad Marchand

5. What is your favourite Canadian-based team?

903 votes

21.4% Maple Leafs

19.0% Senators

16.6% Canadiens

15.4% Favourite team is in U.S.

12.2% Oilers

6.1% Flames

6.0% Canucks

3.3% Jets

6. What is your least favourite Canadian-based team?

902 votes

33.8% Maple Leafs

23.8% Canadiens

18.0% Canucks

8.0% Senators

6.0% Oilers

6.0% Flames

4.4% Jets

7. Which Canadian-based team will be the next to win the Stanley Cup?

894 votes

27.7% Oilers

26.4% Canadiens

17.1% Maple Leafs

15.1% Senators

7.9% Flames

4.1% Jets

1.6% Canucks

8. Who is this season's Norris Trophy (best defenceman) winner?

930 votes

40.2% Drew Doughty

40.0% Erik Karlsson

7.3% Kris Letang

6.9% Brent Burns

3.1% Write-in votes

1.4% John Klingberg

1.1% Mark Giordano

9. Vezina Trophy winner?

914 votes

65.3% Braden Holtby

9.3% Corey Crawford

7.0% Jonathan Quick

7.0% Ben Bishop

5.7% Cory Schneider

4.2% Write-in votes

1.5% Martin Jones

Marc-Andre Fleury received 9 write-in votes, just below 1%.

10. Who do you think is this season's rookie of the year?

925 votes

42.5% Connor McDavid

24.6% Artemi Panarin

12.0% Shane Gostisbehere

8.0% Jack Eichel

7.8% Dylan Larkin

4.2% Max Domi

0.9% Write-in votes

11. Who do you think is this season's most valuable player?

938 votes

37.5% Patrick Kane

24.6% Sidney Crosby

12.6% Alex Ovechkin

10.6% Erik Karlsson

7.2% Braden Holtby

5.4% Jamie Benn

2.0% Write-in votes

12. Who do you think will win the Stanley Cup this season?

860 votes

31.0% Washington Capitals

26.4% Chicago Blackhawks

17.3% Los Angeles Kings

8.1% Pittsburgh Penguins

5.2% Anaheim Ducks

2.9% Dallas Stars

1.3% St. Louis Blues

1.2% Florida Panthers

1.2% San Jose Sharks

1.0% New York Rangers

0.9% Nashville Predators

0.7% Boston Bruins

0.5% Tampa Bay Lightning

0.1% Edmonton Oilers

0.1% New York Islanders

0.1% Ottawa Senators

0.1% Philadelphia Flyers

0.1% Toronto Maple Leafs

 
 
 
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Flamboyant P.K. Subban may get a lot of love from most Montreal Canadiens fans, but it doesn't extend to a lot of other Canadian NHL cities, judging by results of Postmedia's fans poll. In fact, some regard him as the most overrated player in the league.
 

Flamboyant P.K. Subban may get a lot of love from most Montreal Canadiens fans, but it doesn't extend to a lot of other Canadian NHL cities, judging by results of Postmedia's fans poll. In fact, some regard him as the most overrated player in the league.

Photograph by: Harry How, Montreal Gazette

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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