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Who Do The Players Think Is The Most Underrated Player?

via Sports Illustrated communications,

NHL PLAYERS POLL

Who is hockey’s most underrated player?
1. Loui Eriksson, Stars LW….16%
2. Jamie Benn, Stars LW….6%
3. Joe Pavelski, Sharks RW….3%
4. Jordan Staal, Penguins C….3%
5. Chris Kelly, Bruins C….2%

[Based on 179 NHL players who responded to SI’s survey]

FAST FACTS: Of the top five vote getters, only Eriksson has been named to an All Star Game (2011)…. No goalie received more than the votes garnered by the Canadiens’ Peter Budaj, the Canucks’ Cory Schneider, the Ducks’ Jonas Hiller and the Hurricanes’ Cam Ward…. In a similar poll on Facebook, SI readers named Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (sixth in player polling) the most underrated with 35% of the vote.

Here is a Sports Illustrated photo gallery of the most underrated players and while at SI, make sure to check out this picture from the Winter Classic.

 

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Of the top five vote getters, only Eriksson has been named to an All Star Game (2011)….

WHAT?  Well jeez, it’s almost like these guys are underrated or something.  Someone should do a poll on the subject…

Posted by Garth on 01/05/12 at 04:54 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Loui Eriksson ..Rocks..Trade him to Redwings for Hudler.

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 01/05/12 at 09:46 PM ET

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Eriksson for Hudler? Really? What are you smoking?

Posted by Jon on 01/06/12 at 03:38 PM ET

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