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by Paul on 02/16/12 at 08:08 PM ET
via Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun,
Informed by a Vancouver reporter that he and brother Henrik were second to Kessel in the poll listing the star players who are the easiest to intimidate, Daniel, tongue planted firmly in cheek, replied: “So we weren’t first? That’s good.”
Daniel then proceeded to rant about his dislike for anonymous polls.
“I’ve never been a big fan of them,” he told the Vancouver media. “We had one of them from CBC, too, and I think everyone threw it in the garbage. I think that’s the way to do it.
“If you’re going to say something, at least stand for it and show your face. I’ve been asked to participate in anonymous polls but I would never do it. You can have your opinions but, at least, stand for them.
“That’s my opinion.”
Geez, wasn’t the CBC poll also affiliated with the NHLPA?
from a CBC release today…
SECOND-ANNUAL NHLPA/CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA PLAYER POLL RESULTS TO BE RELEASED THIS WEEKEND
Only official poll of NHL players that is sanctioned by the players themselves
Which current NHLer would the players themselves select to start a franchise? Should fighting be banned? And what Canadian city deserves a new NHL team?
Answers to these questions from the second-annual NHLPA/CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada Player Poll will be revealed this Sunday, Feb. 19, on CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA. These and other results from the Player Poll, which is conducted jointly with the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA), will also be discussed during the broadcast. The comprehensive poll is comprised of 28 questions across five categories that touch on individual player skills, coaches, teams, arenas and rules. The annual Player Poll was sent by the NHLPA to players on every NHL team and is the only official poll of NHL players that is sanctioned by the players themselves.
During both the first and second intermissions of CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA’s coverage of the New Jersey Devils at Montreal Canadiens game on Sunday, Feb. 19, at 6 p.m. ET, the panel of Ron MacLean, Kelly Hrudey and P.J. Stock will analyze the results of the survey along with Elliotte Friedman and Tim Wharnsby on the Chevrolet iDesk.
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