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by Alanah McGinley on 05/05/09 at 05:03 PM ET
Chris Pronger and Steve Ott are the dirtiest players in the National Hockey League, according to a survey of their fellow players.
A Sports Illustrated poll of 324 players that is to appear in this week’s issue has Anaheim Ducks defenceman Pronger and Dallas Stars forward Ott in a tie, each chosen by 13 per cent of their peers.
Jarkko Ruutu of the Ottawa Senators was third at 12 per cent, with Sean Avery of the New York Rangers fourth at 10 per cent, followed by Scott Hartnell of the Philadelphia Flyers at five per cent.
Update 3:11pm ET: From the Detroit Free Press, Chris Pronger responds—
Told of the survey results this morning, Pronger laughed and said he disagreed.
“That’s their prerogative,” he said, adding that it didn’t surprise him he won. “There’s always a lot of whining out on the ice,” he said.
Pronger said it was possibly based more on his past than his present (he has only six penalty minutes in the 2009 playoffs, for example – none of them against Detroit).
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