The Hockey News polled NHL players to vote on who they felt were the best players in the league
Five players from each team voted on who they felt were the top 5 players in the league. You could not vote for anyone on your team. The first 10 are up, the whole list will be in their March 19 issue
Mke Richards is #42. Just making the list of 50 is quite a feat when you consider it meanas a lot of players who you go to war with think that highly of/respect your abilities. I know from reading the post game comments , a lot of players around the leagye find MR very hard and frustrating to play against. Esp in this own zone because he reads the lanes and traffic so well, uses his instincts and stick to break up plays.
Someone on the main boards who has seen the list, said the top 6 are all centers.
My guess would be Crosby, Malkin, Datsyuk, Sedin, Stamkos and Giroux (other than Crosby, not in any part. order)
Originally Posted by gerhart
I believe Kopitar was #12.
Kopitar finished in a THN poll in the top 20 last year, and I don't think that one was a players poll.
I don't know how he did in this one, they only release 5 a day, today 36 to 40 (Krejci, rask, hossa, spezza and Fluery) are up.
It's the same link as above.