2011/2012 Player Poll Results

Question > Which current player would you select to start a franchise?

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Answer > Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguiins 41%

For all suggestions that Crosby should pack it in because of his concussion problems, the players feel No. 87 still has a long, successful career in front of him ... When Crosby returned for his eight games, he checked in with two goals and 12 points.

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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
  • Jonathan Toews Chicago Blackhawks18%
  • Pavel Datsyuk Detroit Red Wings6%
  • Claude Giroux Philadelphia Flyers5%
  • Steven Stamkos Tampa Bay5%
  • Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh Penguins4%

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