2010/2011 Player Poll Results

Question > Goalies only: Which player is the most difficult to stop? (2010/11)

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Answer > Alexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals 27%

*2010/11 Result

Alex Ovechkin leads the way here, which in itself makes a lot of sense. You can imagine how difficult it is to face that shot.

The odd thing is that there are only four categories where Ovechkin is in the top five, and this is the only place where he is rated number one. On the other hand, Sidney Crosby gets mention in 10 separate categories and only once is he not in the top two.

These less than stellar numbers for Ovechkin are obviously a reflection of the less than extraordinary year he is having.

What do you think? Join the discussion below.

Questions for the poll were written by Hockey Night in Canada and the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA). The questions were circulated to players by the NHLPA. The responses were compiled by staff members of the NHLPA and forwarded to Hockey Night in Canada. 318 players responded to the questionnaire.

  • Runners Up
  • Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins24%
  • Steven Stamkos Tampa Bay Lightning14%
  • Pavel Datsyuk Detroit Red Wings (tie)5%
  • Alexander Semin / Brad Richards Washington Capitals / Dallas Stars (tie)5%

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