2010/2011 Player Poll Results

Question > Who is the most underrated player? (2010/11)

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Answer > Loui Eriksson Dallas Stars 5%

*2010/11 Result

Some of these guys are so underrated you might not know who they are.

Number one on the list is Loui Eriksson of the Dallas Stars.

Next is Frans Nielsen of the Islanders and third is a tie between Travis Zajac of the New Jersey Devils and Patrick Sharp of the Blackhawks. This is Zajac's fifth year with the Devils and it may be his weakest, but that's not his fault. His numbers reflect how poorly the Devils have played. Imagine where they would be without him.

This has been an important year for Sharp as the talent level on the Stanley Cup champions is considerably lower than it was last year, yet Sharp already has 46 points.

It is interesting to note that Pavel Datsyuk was number seven on this list. This guy is thought of as being underrated, even though he leads a couple categories.

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
  • Frans Nielsen New York Islanders5%
  • Patrick Sharp Chicago Blackhawks (tie)3.5%
  • Travis Zajac New Jersey Devils (tie)3.5%
  • Tomas Plekanec Montreal Canadiens3.1%

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