NHLPA votes on the best in the NHL

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By WGR 550 SportsRadio
(WGR 550) - The NHL Players' Association has released on its annual player poll. Over 600 players were surveyed in many categories. I like this because it’s players voting on fellow players.

Here are some of the results on what the players voted on:

 

BEST FORWARD:

  1. Connor McDavid - EDM (68.4%)
  2. Sidney Crosby - PITT (14.9%)
  3. Nate McKinnon - COL (6.7%)
  4. Nikita Kucherov - T.B. (2.9%)

 

BEST DEFENSEMAN:

  1. Victor Hedman - T.B. (37.9%)
  2. John Carlson - WASH (21.4%)
  3. Roman Josi - NASH (9%)
  4. Drew Doughty - L.A. (6.5%)
  5. Brent Burns - S.J. (6.5%)

 

BEST GOALIE:

  1. Carey Price - MONT (41.6%)
  2. Andrei Vasilevskiy - T.B. (17.1%)
  3. Marc-Andre Fleury - VEG (8.9%)
  4. Sergei Bobrovsky - FLOR (5.6%)

 

IF YOU NEED TO WIN ONE GAME WHAT PLAYER WOULD YOU WANT:

  1. Sidney Crosby - PITT (44.03%)
  2. Connor McDavid - EDM (30.5%)
  3. Nate MacKinnon - COL (4.1%)
  4. Patrice Bergeron - BOS (3.3%)

 

MOST COMPLETE PLAYER:

  1. Sidney Crosby - PITT (45.6%)
  2. Patrice Bergeron - BOS (25.4%)
  3. Aleksander Barkov - FLOR (7.5%)
  4. Ryan O’Reilly - ST.L. (5.3%)

 

BEST TRASH TALKER:

  1. Brad Marchand - BOS (25.8%)
  2. Drew Doughty - L.A. (13.4%)
  3. Ryan Reaves - VEG (11.1%)
  4. Patrick Maroon - T.B. (3.8%)

 

PLAYERS PAST OR PRESENT WHO WOULD YOU PAY TO SEE PLAY:

  1. Wayne Gretzky - 31.8%
  2. Bobby Orr - 15%
  3. Mario Lemieux - 9.2%
  4. Connor McDavid - 7.8%

 

BEST FEMALE HOCKEY PLAYER:

  1. Marie-Philip Poulin - Canada (39.9%)
  2. Hilary Knight - USA (36.3%)
  3. Kendall Coyne-Schofield - USA (15.5%)
  4. Emily Matheson - USA (1.4%)

 

FUNNIEST PLAYER:

  1. Keith Yandle - FLOR (18%)
  2. Drew Doughty - L.A.(6.9%)
  3. Brad Marchand - BOS (5.7%)
  4. Phil Kessel - ARZ (4.7%)

 

BEST FOLLOWS ON SOCIAL MEDIA:

  1. P.K. Subban - N.J. (13.6%)
  2. Alex Ovechkin - WASH (6.3%)
  3. Brad Marchand - BOS (4.4%)
  4. Max Domi - MONT (4.4%)

 

BEST NICKNAME:

  1. Tomas “Tuna” Tatar - MONT (8.1%)
  2. David “Pasta” Pastrnak - BOS (7.3%)
  3. Artemi “Breadman” Panarin - N.Y.R. (5.8%)
  4. Christian “Stinky” Fischer - ARZ (2.7%)

 

BEST VISITNG DRESSING ROOMS:

  1. Edmonton - 38%
  2. Vegas - 26.5%
  3. Detroit - 23.3%
  4. Pittsburgh - 6.8%

 

BEST JERSEY:

  1. Chicago - 28.3%
  2. Vegas - 6.8%
  3. Toronto - 6.8%
  4. New York Rangers - 6.4%

 

BEST ICE:

  1. Montreal - 31.8%
  2. Edmonton - 16.8%
  3. Winnipeg - 11%
  4. Vegas - 8.8%

 

BEST MASCOT:
  1. Gritty - PHIL (69.7%)

Nobody else was even three percent.