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Players Pick The Most Overrated In the League

from Sports Illustrated,

Who is hockey’s most overrated player?

Dion Phaneuf, Leafs D 20%

Alex Ovechkin, Capitals LW 8%

Scott Gomez, Canadiens C 6%

Roberto Luongo, Canucks G 6%

Dany Heatley, Wild LW 4%

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I hate these polls… not sure why the NHLPA even allows their members to participate in such things.  Is there anything constructive that comes from printing this?

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 01/11/12 at 05:18 PM ET

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I hate these polls… not sure why the NHLPA even allows their members to participate in such things.  Is there anything constructive that comes from printing this?

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 01/11/12 at 03:18 PM ET

Well, this isn’t Soviet Russia…

I like them.  It’s the ultimate call-out by peers.

Posted by Primis on 01/11/12 at 05:31 PM ET

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Well, this isn’t Soviet Russia…

I like them.  It’s the ultimate call-out by peers.

Posted by Primis on 01/11/12 at 03:31 PM ET

Except that it’s human beings they’re asking and it’s unreasonable to expect every one of them to be genuine about their pick.  You have to wonder how much you don’t like a player, or like playing against him may taint your decision.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 01/11/12 at 05:38 PM ET

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Man, I sure do hate it when NHL players act like humans… What are they thinking having opinions about stuff?

There’s nothing I hate more as a fan of the NHL than when somebody does something which makes the players even mildly relatable…

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 01/11/12 at 06:21 PM ET

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I agree - if it was me and there was a player I hated that could potentially be slotted in there, I’d be voting for them for sure.

Phaneuf is definitely no longer the most overrated player in the leauge - he’s had a great season and is a huge leader for his team, not to mention is putting up some points.  I think it reflects more on his last couple years in Calgary.  Also, OV is cleary not that overrated….the guy has four 50 goal seasons and a 46’er.  Sure he’s falling off, but I doubt the GMs of the league would rate him as so.  And then we have Scott Gomez, who I don’t think anyone in the NHL has thought was very good (except Gainey) for some time now.  Now Bobby Lou, he fits the bill…..

Posted by BrendonR on 01/11/12 at 06:52 PM ET

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