2011/2012 Player Poll Results

Question > Who is the toughest defenceman to play against?

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Answer > Zdeno Chara Boston Bruins 61%

Now that Flyers' veteran defender Chris Pronger has been lost for the season with his concussion, is there a defenceman you would rather have out there is the final minute? ... At 6-foot-9 and 255 pounds, this mountain of a man has a reach that always poses a problem for the opposition.

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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
  • Shea Weber Nashville Predators12%
  • Nicklas Lidstrom Detroit Red Wings6%
  • Chris Pronger Philadelphia Flyers3%
  • Brooks Orpik Pittsburgh Penguins3%
  • Douglas Murray San Jose Sharks1%

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