2010/2011 Player Poll Results

Question > Who is the toughest forward to play against? (2010/11)

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Answer > Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins 29%

*2010/11 Result

It's pretty clear the players aren't talking only about physical play when they make this decision. Pavel Datsyuk rates number two here. He also rates as number one in the list for the cleanest player in the league, an interesting comparison.

Once again it's interesting to note that Sidney Crosby takes number one in this category and Alex Ovechkin comes in third.

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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
  • Pavel Datsyuk Detroit Red Wings19%
  • Alexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals11%
  • Ryan Kesler Vancouver Canucks4%
  • Henrik Zetterberg Detroit Red Wings3%

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