There wasn't much doubt about this one. Of the 318 players to vote, 37 per cent chose Marian Gaborik of the New York Rangers. That speed has helped his game this season as at the break he has 31 points with 16 goals.
Patrick Marleau of the San Jose Sharks is 31, but obviously he hasn't lost his speed. The former captain is still a force on this team that is improving, but is far below where most thought they would be back in the standings.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.