I'd put in Kovalev because not only he's not scoring since December 23rd, he's not scoring since the beginning of the season. Why would guys like Ryder, Samsonov & co work hard if a guy like Kovy, who gets paid 4.5M$, se pogne le cul?
Its more then one or two players fault, this poll is flawed.
The point was to isolate who, in the eyes of fans, is MOST responsible. The poll question was meant to convey that it's pretty much everyone's fault, at least everyone on that list to some degree.
I actually agree that it's a team collapse. But you can't fire the team or trade everyone. The poll was to get an idea of who, in the eyes of fans, should have made the biggest positive difference, and by extension, who's departure this season/off-season would help the most for next year.
Ryder; I hate the d*mn wiper move he tries to do when confronted to a defenseman that consists to try to jump on the side will switching side of his stick through the air like a wiper; only Grabovsky could do those kind of tricks.