Sport 5 questionable results from the NHLPA's player poll

00:33  08 march  2018
00:33  08 march  2018 Source:   thescore.com

Poll: Support for stricter gun laws reaches new high

  Poll: Support for stricter gun laws reaches new high Support for stricter gun laws in the country has reached a new high, according to a poll released less than a week after the deadly high school shooting in south Florida. The Quinnipiac University poll unveiled Tuesday finds 66 percent of respondents support stricter gun laws, the highest Quinnipiac has ever recorded. Just 31 percent of respondents oppose stricter gun laws.In a Quinnipiac poll conducted in December, 59 percent of respondents supported stricter gun laws, while 36 percent opposed them.Tuesday's survey also finds that 97 percent of respondents support requiring background checks for all gun buyers.The poll was conducted from Feb.

NHL players have some hot takes. On Wednesday, the NHLPA published the findings of its annual poll , in which more than 500 players answered a slew of hockey -related questions. Most of the questions elicited unsurprising responses, but there were a handful of interesting results

Often imitated but never duplicated, the NHLPA Player Poll is back with our 2018-19 edition. Players weighed in on a variety of questions – covering skills, arenas, teams and a few other entertaining topics in between. Here are this season' s #NHLPAPlayerPoll results .

a hockey player standing in the snow© Len Redkoles / National Hockey League / Getty NHL players have some hot takes.

On Wednesday, the league's players association published the findings of its annual poll, in which more than 500 players answered a slew of hockey-related questions.

NBA Players
Stream Live NBA Games. Anytime. Anywhere.
Start Free Trial
Sponsored by fuboTV

Most of the questions elicited unsurprising responses, but there were a handful of interesting results:

Carey Price gets included among all-time greats

There's no denying the Montreal Canadiens goaltender has had a terrific career to this point, or that he's one of - if not the - best active netminders, but Price got a bit too much love in this survey. Here's how 361 players voted when asked who they believe is the best goalie of all time:

CNN Poll: Trump approval slides, matches lowest point of presidency

  CNN Poll: Trump approval slides, matches lowest point of presidency President Donald Trump's approval rating in a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS stands at 35%, down five points over the last month to match his lowest level yet. The slide follows a January bump in approval for the President, a finding that appeared connected to a bullish stock market and strong reviews for the economy. His new rating matches a December poll, which marked his lowest approval rating in CNN polling since taking office in January 2017. The President also earns his lowest rating yet among Republicans, though he is still viewed positively among his own partisans.

2017-18 NHLPA Player Poll . Select Year. There are a multitude of issues that dominate the conversation around NHL hockey throughout every season. While fans and media constantly debate these issues, it’ s important to hear the opinions of the players themselves, the ones who battle on the

Отмена. Месяц бесплатно. NHLPA Reveals Players Poll Results . The Hockey Guy. Загрузка In The Locker Room - Player Poll edition - Nicknames - Продолжительность: 2:34 NHLPA 6 083 просмотра.

Patrick Roy39.3
Martin Brodeur33.2
Dominik Hasek13.6
Carey Price3
Ken Dryden3

Somehow, Roberto Luongo didn't make the top five despite ranking fourth all time in wins and sitting in the top 10 in save percentage. Also, where were Jacques Plante, Terry Sawchuk, and Ed Belfour?

Chalk it up to recency bias and the respect players around the league have for Price, but it still didn't make much sense.

Overwhelming support for the current point system

When asked whether they like the way points are awarded for a win or a loss in the regular season, the players reached a clear consensus, with 77.7 percent support among the 412 who answered.

That's somewhat surprising, considering the "loser point" (the awarding of a single point for an overtime or shootout loss) has plenty of critics in hockey circles and is arguably a major reason for the increase in parity in the NHL standings.

Go figure, Sidney Crosby is popular among fellow NHL players

  Go figure, Sidney Crosby is popular among fellow NHL players The NHLPA released some high-school-yearbook-style superlatives Wednesday morning, and — no surprise here — the results painted Sidney Crosby in a very good light. 2 Bank Accounts That Pay 10x What Your Bank Pays Learn More Sponsored by MyFinance Crosby was voted most difficult to play against and best role model — which he won in a landslide (33.0 percent to 9.6) over Chicago’s Jonathan Toews.His fellow players also selected Crosby as the best team player and the player they’d want most to win one game (another landslide, 43.7-15.3, over Edmonton’s Connor McDavid).

The NHLPA ' s Player Poll results were largely predictable, but they did offer a few interesting findings. To rate so highly still, Crosby is still obviously highly respected by his peers. His performance on the poll did slip from last year, though, when he edged McDavid as the most difficult

Hello Guys Welcome Back! Today I Discuss the 2019 NHL Player Poll Released by the NHLPA , and the Final Results From It! ( Hockey Player Q&A/ Poll Winners

Somewhere, Stan Bowman is sighing.

Tim Peel is surprisingly well-respected

a man standing in front of a store© Provided by theScore

The fact that Wes McCauley received the most votes when the players were asked to name the best referee wasn't a shock, but Peel somehow garnered 4.4 percent support among 113 players, finishing third behind only McCauley and Kelly Sutherland.

Peel is without a doubt the NHL's most controversial official. He has a lengthy history of blown calls, and who could forget his interview with Yahoo Sports' Greg Wyshynski that was conducted at a bar and got Peel suspended?

Perhaps it's simply a matter of name recognition, but clearly other referees were more deserving.

Ott's coaching prospects better than Ruff's

Steve Ott wearing a suit and tie© Provided by theScore

Steve Ott might be more popular behind the bench than he was as a player.

The former pest and current St. Louis Blues assistant coach got 5.1 percent of the votes among the 216 players who answered when asked which current assistant coach should be the next head coach.

NHL players vote: Fastest skater, best goalie, toughest player and more

  NHL players vote: Fastest skater, best goalie, toughest player and more The NHLPA polled league players on many issues, from the sport's most talented players to the best arena, and there were some surprises.If you guessed Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers, congratulations. The speedy center was chosen as the fastest skater in a poll of more than 500 NHL players conducted by the NHLPA. The players gave their thoughts on more than 20 hockey-related issues earlier this season, choosing the sport's most talented players, toughest competitors and the best arena, among other superlatives.

The crew dissect the questions and the results of the poll . Lots of Datsyuk in this one. The players voted from a ballot provided to them by their union ( the NHLPA ) at the request of CBC TV in Canada. The players vote among categories like "best skater", "toughest to stop", "most intelligent" and many

Отмена. Месяц бесплатно. NHLPA Poll Results for 2018. The Hockey Guy. Загрузка Contact me via snail mail at: The Hockey Guy PO Box 15038 Seven Oaks PO Abbotsford, BC V2 S 8P1.

D.J. Smith of the Toronto Maple Leafs (first with 8.3 percent), Todd Reirden of the Washington Capitals (second with 7.4 percent), and Ulf Samuelsson of the Chicago Blackhawks all finished ahead of Ott, but the fact that he got more support than longtime NHL bench boss Lindy Ruff (fifth with 4.2 percent) was a bit of a head-scratcher.

They really, really like Peter Forsberg

a man holding a sign posing for the camera© Provided by theScore

NHL players love them some Foppa.

Peter Forsberg got the most votes among the 379 players who replied when they were asked to name their favorite player growing up (8.4 percent, edging out Steve Yzerman at 8.2).

More alarmingly, though, 2.3 percent - or the fifth-highest total - of 388 players responded with Forsberg's name when asked to pick the best forward of all time.

Sure, the Colorado Avalanche legend was a terrific player, albeit in a career cut short by injuries, and yes, most of the players made more reasonable choices (Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Sidney Crosby, and Jaromir Jagr rounded out the top four) but the fact that Forsberg was mentioned before the likes of Gordie Howe, Bobby Orr, Maurice "Rocket" Richard, and Mark Messier made it clear that some of the current players could use a history lesson.

(Photos courtesy: Getty Images)

Copyright © 2018 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.

NHL world sends support and prayers to Erik Karlsson and wife after the death of their son .
The couple announced they were expecting in late November.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 1
This is interesting!