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05-09-2013, 09:51 AM
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With all due respect, your opinion is not a resource in the sense of the OP.

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20 of 26 coaches took part. Coaches were instructed to consider the current season only, and could not vote for their own players.

Best Player: Sergei Fedorov (15), Wayne Gretzky (3), Ray Bourque (1), Doug Gilmour (1)

Best Defensive Forward: Sergei Fedorov (6), Doug Gilmour (3), Brian Skrudland (3), Guy Carbonneau (2), Adam Graves (2), Joel Otto (1), Mark Messier (1), Wayne Gretzky (1), Ron Francis (1)

Best Penalty Killer: Sergei Fedorov (5), Doug Gilmour (4), Guy Carbonneau (4), Adam Graves (2), Mike Ridley (1), Neal Broten (1), Mike Gartner (1), Mark Messier (1), Gaetan Duchesne (1)

Best Stickhandler: Jaromir Jagr (5), Sergei Fedorov (4), Alexander Mogilny (4), Wayne Gretzky (3), Alexei Zhamnov (1), Pierre Turgeon (1), Sergei Nemchinov (1), Eric Lindros (1)

Hardest Working Player: Doug Gilmour (6), Adam Graves (3), Jeremy Roenick (3), Kirk Muller (2), Gary Roberts (2), Ray Ferraro (1), Sergei Fedorov (1), Craig MacTavish (1), Mike Gartner (1)

Most Underrated Player: Joey Mullen (4), Adam Graves (3), Brendan Shanahan (2), Keith Tkachuk (2), John Maclean (1), Joey Juneau (1), Sergei Zubov (1), Sergei Fedorov (1), Joe Nieuwendyk (1), Vladimir Malakhov (1), Mike Modano (1), Mark Recchi (1), Dave Andreychuk (1)

Best Shot: Brett Hull (6), Al MacInnis (4), Mike Modano (2), Mike Gartner (1), Ray Bourque (1), Jimmy Carson (1), Alexander Mogilny (1), Eric Lindros (1), Joey Mullen (1), Cam Neely (1), Sergei Fedorov (1)

Best Skater: Sergei Fedorov (8), Teemu Selanne (3), Paul Coffey (2), Mike Modano (2), Mike Gartner (2), Pavel Bure (1), Alexander Mogilny (1), Jeremy Roenick (1)

Best Pure Scorer: Brett Hull (7), Dave Andreychuk (6), Alexander Mogilny (2), Sergei Fedorov (2), Cam Neely (1), Kevin Stevens (1), Jaromir Jagr (1)

Best Playmaker: Wayne Gretzky (9), Adam Oates (5), Doug Gilmour (4), Sergei Fedorov (1), Craig Janney (1)
And this is why people say Fedorov's 1993-94 season ranks very highly all-time. Note the fact that he finishes well in all of these "skill" categories, AND receives a "most underrated" vote. From NHL COACHES.

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I dunno...






Those guys and some others might have something on Sakic.

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And this is why people say Fedorov's 1993-94 season ranks very highly all-time. Note the fact that he finishes well in all of these "skill" categories, AND receives a "most underrated" vote. From NHL COACHES.
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Best Player: Mario Lemieux (17), Chris Chelios (1), Teemu Selanne (1), Ray Bourque (1), Pavel Bure (1)

Smartest Player: Mario Lemieux (11), Ray Bourque (2), Adam Oates (2), Doug Gilmour (2), Wayne Gretzky (2), Chris Chelios (1), Pavel Bure (1)

Best Playmaker: Adam Oates (11), Mario Lemieux (9), Doug Gilmour (1)

Best Defensive Forward: Doug Gilmour (6), Joel Otto (5), Ron Francis (3), Dirk Graham (2), Brent Sutter (2), Murray Craven (1), Guy Carbonneau (1), Kelly Miller (1)

Best Penalty Killer: Dave Poulin (4), Doug Gilmour (2), Mario Lemieux (2), Pavel Bure (2), Dirk Graham (2), Sergei Fedorov (2), Mike Ridley (2), Gaetan Duchesne (1), Neil Broten (1), Craig MacTavish (1), Guy Carbonneau (1), Ron Wilson (1)

Best Faceoff Man: Joel Otto (4), Peter Stastny (3), Ron Francis (3), Doug Gilmour (2), Adam Oates (2), Peter Zezel (1), Mark Messier (1), Mario Lemieux (1), Steve Yzerman (1), Jari Kurri (1), Dale Hunter (1), Brent Sutter (1)

Hardest Worker: Doug Gilmour (6), Jeremy Roenick (5), Craig MacTavish (3), Kirk Muller (3), Kelly Miller (1), Pat Lafontaine (1), Ray Bourque (1), Joel Otto (1)

Most Infuriating: Chris Chelios (3), Claude Lemieux (2), Darius Kasparaitis (2), Dino Ciccarelli (2), Jeremy Roenick (2), Tony Granato (2), Dale Hunter (1), Doug Gilmour (1), Bryan Marchment (1), Jocelyn Lemieux (1), Rob Pearson (1), Marty McSorley (1), Kevin Dineen (1), Paul Broten (1)

Most Underrated: Larry Murphy (3), Kelly Buchberger (2), Ron Francis (2), Steve Larmer (2), Doug Gilmour (1), Adam Oates (1), Steve Chiasson (1), Kevin Stevens (1), Jeremy Roenick (1), Pierre Turgeon (1), Rod Brind’Amour (1), Kirk Muller (1), Joe Juneau (1), Tony Granato (1), Mark Recchi (1)

Toughest Player: Chris Chelios (7), Gary Roberts (4), Rick Tocchet (3), Jeremy Roenick (2), Randy McKay (1), Adam Graves (1), Bob Probert (1), Dirk Graham (1), Doug Gilmour (1)

Best Shot: Al Iafrate (5), Al MacInnis (3), Teemu Selanne (3), Brett Hull (2), Ray Bourque (2), Luc Robitaille (1), Doug Gilmour (1),
Chris Chelios (1), Pavel Bure (1), Steve Larmer (1), Mario Lemieux (1)
Total votes for Doug Gilmour in 1993: 24

Total votes for Sergei Fedorov in 1994: 29*

* Excluding the 15 votes he got as, 'best player'. . . since he wouldn't have gotten those if Mario Lemieux was healthy. . .like he was in 1993. Note that in '93, Mario is the ONLY player who receives more than one vote. In 1994, Fedorov and Gretzky both get multiple votes.

Gilmour receives votes in 10 categories. Multiple votes in 5 categories.

Fedorov receives votes in 10 categories. Multiple votes in 6 categories.

Just more evidence that Gilmour's 1993 campaign is, in fact, pretty comparable to Fedorov's 1994 season (despite the mythic proportions its gained in some corners).

Gilmour being named best defensive forward in 1993, and then finishing runner-up to Fedorov in 1994 also gives lie to your own statement that his Selke win wasn't legit.

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Total votes for Doug Gilmour in 1993: 24

Total votes for Sergei Fedorov in 1994: 29*

* Excluding the 15 votes he got as, 'best player'. . . since he wouldn't have gotten those if Mario Lemieux was healthy. . .like he was in 1993. Note that in '93, Mario is the ONLY player who receives more than one vote. In 1994, Fedorov and Gretzky both get multiple votes.

Gilmour receives votes in 10 categories. Multiple votes in 5 categories.

Fedorov receives votes in 10 categories. Multiple votes in 6 categories.

Just more evidence that Gilmour's 1993 campaign is, in fact, pretty comparable to Fedorov's 1994 season (despite the mythic proportions its gained in some corners).

Gilmour being named best defensive forward in 1993, and then finishing runner-up to Fedorov in 1994 also gives lie to your own statement that his Selke win wasn't legit.
Did he actually say that?

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As far as intangibles are concerned, one of the best resources would be the 1988-89 Hockey News Yearbook, a story by Karlo Berkovich entitled "Here is the Inside Scoop." And what a story it was; nearly 25 years later, it remains one of my favourite THN Yearbook stories. You know it's going to be a good one when the lead paragraph is "Let's face it. Most quotes from NHLers are about as exciting as a road trip to Winnipeg."

So for that year's Yearbook, THN granted total anonymity for players, coaches and officials for a poll. This list is a little out-of-order; it's done based on relevance. Some of the poll results (best refs, best venues, best uniforms) are left out of this thread. Some aren't necessarily relevant to intangibles, but they sure are fun to read. Some of these are expected, others are very surprising.

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Hardest hitters: Mark Messier, Ray Bourque, Wendel Clark, Scott Stevens, Steve Smith and Cam Neely drew praise, while Bernie Nichols was described as underrated.

Quotables:
On Stevens: He might miss you once, but eventually, "you'll be doing three somersaults through the air."
On Nichols: "He's one of the best open-ice hitters in the league," according to one player. "He hurts people."

Top defensive defencemen: Forwards cited Bourque, Stevens, Kevin Lowe and Mike Ramsey among the best.

Best cornermen: Messier, Neely, Bob Probert, and Mike McPhee.

Quotable:
On Messier: "A lot of people are petrified of him," said one player.

Top shooters: Al MacInnis is cited as having the hardest slapshot. No surprise. Bourque, Mike Gartner, Doug Wilson, Jari Kurri and Wendel Clark are also feared. Wayne Gretzky is described as an army unto himself.
"He's got an arsenal," says one goalie (of Gretzky). "He has a deceivingly strong slapshot. Plus he's tricky. He shoots off the front foot or back foot and has lots of velocity."

Strongest players: Tim Kerr was cited as the strongest player. Others mentioned are Dave Andreychuk, Mark Messier, Mario Lemeiux, Ray Bourque and Larry Playfair.

Most underrated: McPhee, Jimmy Carson, Luc Robitaille, Dave Taylor and Steve Yzerman.

Quotable:
On Taylor: "...who has scored the quietest 347 goals in history..." THN

Whiners: This one might not be the most applicable, but it might be the most surprising. Dale Hawerchuk was cited as the biggest complainer in the league by the officials. Dino Ciccarelli was listed in Hawerchuk's class. Gretzky was viewed as maturing, but still sarcastic at times. Others who were cited included Brian Bellows, Rick Vaive, Bernie Federko, Kevin Dineen, Aaron Broten, Borje Salming, and the two big surprises: Neal Broten and Ron Francis.

Quotable on Neal and Aaron Broten: "I have a five-year-old daughter who doesn't wine as much."

Dirty players: Again, not necessarily applicable, but fun to look back. Players absolutely savage Salming on this one. Others who get flack: Brian Propp, Claude and Jocelyn Lemiux, Frantisek Musil, Esa Tikkanen, Tomas Sandstrom, Laurie Boschman, Chris Chelios, Shawn Burr, Ken Linseman, Gary Nylund, Rick Tocchet, Ron Hextall, Garth Butcher and Pat Verbeek.

Quotables:
"When you're a European and you hit, you're consider a cheap-shot," said one coach. "Take the Swedish name off and he's a good player who hits."
"He may be the most hated guy in the league," says one opponent of Chelios, who apparently joins Verbeek in representing the most aggravating of combinations: a cheap-shot yapper.

Frequent divers: The Lemieuxs - Mario and Claude - Ciccarelli, Gretzky, Tony Tanti and (believe it or not) Bourque are prime offenders.

Quotables:
On Mario Lemieux: "Mario is not a good diver," says one ref. "It's easy to tell with him because he just falls down. And he's so big you don't believe it."
On Claude Lemieux: "He should have been in a Rambo movie," says a referee. "He looks like he's been shot with an M-16. He'll go into his routine. On occasion, it's legitimate, but he does it so often you can't give him the benefit of the doubt."
On Ray Bourque: "He's the smartest diver," says one (ref). "He uses the psychological approach. He knows when to do it. If he's around his own goal and is marginally tugged, and the opposition gains possession, he'll go down. He's very cagey."

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The 1989-90 THN Yearbook produced a story, "The Book of Lists," that, while not as strong as the story the year before, offered plenty of goodies when it comes to insights for players.

Future coaches (Listed in order): Kevin Lowe, Mike Liut, Doug Wilson, Mike O'Connell, Jim Korn, Dirk Graham, Rick Meagher, Bernie Federko, Rejean Lemelin, Dave Tippett (they were definitely right on that one), Dave Taylor, Kelly Miller, Brad Marsh, Doug Smail, Harold Snepsts.

Rick Vaive and Craig Simpson's choices for the toughest defencemen in front of the net:

Vaive: Rob Ramage, Chris Chelios, Lee Norwood, Gilbert Delorme and Curt Giles.
Simpson: Brad McCrimmon, Ramage, Chelios, Scott Stevens and Kjell Samuelsson.

Bobby Smith's choices for the top defensive defencemen (Looking back, No. 1 really surprised me):

Jamie Macoun, Steve Smith, Kevin Lowe, Mike Ramsey and Kjell Samuelsson.

Player poll on the fastest skaters per team:

Boston: Ken Linseman
Buffalo: Phil Housley, Christian Ruuttu
Calgary: Jamie Macoun, Paul Ranheim
Chicago: Denis Savard
Detroit: Petr Klima
Edmonton: Mark Messier, Kelly Buchberger
Hartford: Sylvain Cote:
Los Angeles: Ron Duguay
Minnesota: Mike Gartner
Montreal: Russ Courtnall
New Jersey: Jim Korn
Islanders: Pat LaFontaine
Rangers: Tony Granato
Philadelphia: Pelle Eklund
Pittsburgh: Paul Coffey
Quebec: Jeff Jackson
St. Louis: Rick Meagher
Toronto: Al Iafrate
Vancouver: Petri Skriko
Washington: Geoff Courtnall, Kevin Hatcher
Winnipeg: Brad Jones.

Alternate careers other than hockey:

(Okay, this isn't really relevant, and I won't cite the whole list, but No. 1 was "Claude Lemieux, European soccer star," and for those of us who watched him play, we can see why).

Brian O'Neill's top five goalies since the 1967 expansion:
1) Ken Dryden
2) Bernie Parent
3) Billy Smith
4) Gerry Cheevers
5) Grant Fuhr

Top faceoff players (Listed in order):
Joel Otto, Mark Messier, Guy Carbonneau, Patrik Sundstrom, Ron Sutter, Brent Sutter, Steve Kasper, Ryan Walter, Barry Pederson, Tim Kerr, Christian Ruuttu, Lucien DeBlois, Thomas Steen, Dale Hunter and Peter Zezel. (Surprised that Zezel was as low as 15).

If you're looking for a good resource on intangibles, the best source is the Hockey Scouting Report. Not sure if it's still released each year or not, but it was a terrific resource for a lot of years.

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Nice contributions. The guides you're referring to were produced from 1986-87 to 2003-04. I have a complete set and use them in all my player bios when I have a player from that era. With the Zander Hollander guides covering from 1971-1988 and the McKeen's and Sports Forecaster proving some secondary scouting from 1994-present, there are plenty of objective sources to refer to regarding the intangibles of virtually any post-expansion player.

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Also, I'm sure I saw something like this in a THN yearbook around 1991 or 1992. I'm going to check.

edit: I think what I saw was a list of the top faceoff men by team. Unfortunately, I can't find it now. I recall Joel Otto, Mark Messier and Dale Hunter being on it.


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Also, I'm sure I saw something like this in a THN yearbook around 1991 or 1992. I'm going to check.

edit: I think what I saw was a list of the top faceoff men by team. Unfortunately, I can't find it now. I recall Joel Otto, Mark Messier and Dale Hunter being on it.
I'll check when I get a chance. I remember the story of Pat LaFontaine being the No. 2 player in the game for the 1992-93 Yearbook. (The thought of LaFontaine being ranked ahead of Gretzky at that time floored me, but LaFontaine showed just what he was capable of in 1992-93).

The following year, it was the first time THN did a top players ranking. It was top 25 in 1993-94, top 40 the following year, and eventually it grew to the top 50.

Sad that the Hockey Scouting Report is no longer in existence, I had about eight or 10 of them from 1990 to 2002. Tremendous resource. But it is the sort of source that would have a hard time succeeding now, with so many resources out there.

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The Sporting News Player Polls

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Minnesota North Star centre Bobby Smith was selected rookie of the year yesterday in a poll of National Hockey League players published by The Sporting News. Smith previously was chosen NHL rookie of the year by The Hockey News.

The 21-year-old Ottawa native received 117 votes in The Sporting News survey, easily topping Washington's Ryan Walter, who had 78 votes. Wayne Babych of St. Louis finished third with 60.

Meanwhile, Montreal Canadiens and New York Islanders made a clean sweep of The Sporting News NHL all-star team. In a vote of 270 players, centre Bryan Trottier, left winger Clark Gillies and defenceman Denis Potvin of the Islanders and right winger Guy Lafleur, defenceman Larry Robinson and goalie Ken Dryden of the Canadiens were chosen as the league's best players.
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Los Angeles Kings centre Marcel Dionne has been selected 1979-80 National Hockey League player of the year in a poll conducted by The Sporting News. Dionne, who scored 53 goals for the Kings, received 128 of 348 votes cast by NHL players in the annual poll by the weekly publication announced yesterday. He edged Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers by one vote.

Ray Bourque of Boston Bruins was voted the league's top rookie. Bourque set a record for points (65) by a rookie defenceman with 17 goals and 48 assists.
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Wayne Gretzky of Edmonton Oilers was the overwhelming choice by National Hockey League players as the player of the year in balloting conducted by The Sporting News.

Gretzky received the votes of 176 players in the results announced yesterday. Boston Bruin goalie Pete Peeters was second with 116 votes. It is the third consecutive year players voted Gretzky the NHL's top star.

Right winger Steve Larmer of Chicago Black Hawks was chosen rookie of the year.

Gretzky, 22, had 196 points, with 71 goals and 125 assists, to win his third consecutive scoring title this season. His assist total is an NHL record.

The weekly sports periodical polled 326 NHL players.
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Edmonton Oiler Wayne Gretzky has been selected the 1983-84 National Hockey League player of the year in a poll of NHL players conducted by The Sporting News. The Oiler centre received the honor for a record fourth consecutive year. Gretzky was chosen on 250 of a 313 ballots cast.

Centre Steve Yzerman, first-round draft choice of Detroit Red Wings last June, was chosen rookie of the year. His 39 goals and 87 points set Detroit standards for a first-year player.

Gretzky demonstrated his importance to the Oilers in a season that saw Edmonton win the Stanley Cup for the first time. He finished the season with 87 goals and 118 assists to lead the NHL in scoring for the fourth year in a row. He was held without a point in only three games.

Gretzky heads the publication's all-star team as well. Boston's Rick Middleton was chosen the all-star right winger, Michel Goulet of Quebec Nordiques was selected at left wing, the Bruins' Ray Bourque and Washington Capital Rod Langway were chosen as defencemen. Pat Riggin of Washington was selected the team's goaltender.
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Buffalo Sabres goalie Dominik Hasek is The Sporting News player of the year in the NHL for the second year in a row. In a poll of players, Hasek received 98 votes, followed by Anaheim's Teemu Selanne (69) and Pittsburgh's Jaromir Jagr (25). The weekly publication also chose Boston's Pat Burns as coach of the year and Bruins right-winger Sergei Samsonov as rookie of the year. Pittsburgh's Craig Patrick was selected executive of the year.
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Jarome Iginla, a finalist for the Hart Trophy as the NHL's Most Valuable Player, on Tuesday was named Player of the Year by The Sporting News in a landslide vote. Iginla received 101 votes to become the first Calgary player to earn the Sporting News Player of the Year award.

Goaltender Patrick Roy and center Joe Sakic of the Colorado Avalanche finished second and third with 22 and 17 votes, respectively, in balloting among NHL players.

The 24-year-old Iginla scored a league-leading 52 goals and added 44 assists to top all players with 96 points.

Atlanta Thrashers right wing Dany Heatley edged out teammate Ilya Kovalchuk for the Sporting News Rookie of the Year honor. The 21-year-old Heatley had 26 goals and 41 assists.

Brian Sutter and Mike Smith of the Chicago Blackhawks were honored as the Coach and Executive of the Year, respectively, after the club went from 29-40-8 to 41-27-13 and a playoff spot. It had been 56 years since The Sporting News' voters nominated a Blackhawk for either category, the last being coaching honors for Johnny Gottselig in 1945-46.

In a close vote by NHL coaches, Sutter edged out Bobby Francis of Phoenix and Robbie Ftorek of Boston.

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1. At this point in the season, which team is favoured to capture the Stanley Cup?

Dallas 9
Detroit 6
Philadelphia 1


2. If all goalies were available, which current NHLer would you start in the seventh game of the Stanley Cup Finals?

Patrick Roy, Col 8
Martin Brodeur, NJ 2
Curtis Joseph, Det 2
Nikolai Khabibulin, TB 2
Olaf Kolzig, Wsh 1
Evgeni Nabokov, SJ 1


3. What change has made the game better this season, obstruction crackdown or hurry-up face-off?

Hurry-up face-off 10
Obstruction crackdown 4
Neither has helped 1
Declined to answer 1


4. Are you confident Gary Bettman and Bob Goodenow will strike a new collective agreement before Sept. 15, 2004?

No 10
Yes 5
Declined to answer 1


5. Who is the most underrated player in today's game?

Steve Rucchin, Ana 3
Ron Francis, Car 2
Wade Redden, Ott 2
Daniel Alfredsson, Ott 1
Dan Cloutier, Van 1
Adam Deadmarsh, LA 1
Kenny Jonsson, NYI 1
Jere Lehtinen, Dal 1
Tommy Salo, Edm 1
Sergei Zubov, Dal 1
Declined to answer 1


6. Who is the most overrated player in today's game?

Eric Lindros, NYR 8
Jaromir Jagr, Wsh 5
Pavel Bure, NYR 2
Declined to answer 1


7. If all the players were free agents, who would be the first player you would sign?

Joe Thornton, Bos 5
Peter Forsberg, Col 4
Nicklas Lidstrom, Det 2
Nikolai Khabibulin, TB 1
Mario Lemieux, Pgh 1
Evgeni Nabokov, SJ 1
Jose Theodore, Mtl 1
Declined to answer 1


8. Which NHL city has the best fans?

Toronto 4
San Jose 3
Columbus 2
Detroit 2
St. Paul, Minn. 2
Edmonton 1
Ottawa 1
Philadelphia 1


9. Which NHL team's long-term future are you most worried about?

Nashville 9
Ottawa 3
Calgary 2
Buffalo 1
Declined to answer 1


10. Who is the best coach in today's game?

Jacques Lemaire, Min 6
Ken Hitchcock, Phi 5
Robbie Ftorek, Bos 1
Bob Hartley 1
Jacques Martin, Ott 1
Joel Quenneville, Stl 1
Declined to answer 1


11. What NHL city has the best rink?

Edmonton 4
Toronto 2
Anaheim 1
Atlanta 1
Columbus 1
Flordia 1
Minnesota 1
N.Y. Rangers 1
Ottawa 1
Philadelphia 1
Washington 1
Vancouver 1


12. Who would you pay to sit and listen to for a two-hour seminar on hockey?

Scotty Bowman 5
Wayne Gretzky 3
Bob Gainey 2
Al Arbour 1
Bob Clarke 1
Roger Neilson 1
Craig Ramsay 1
Anatoli Tarasov 1
Declined to answer 1


13. Some NHL teams have experienced attendance woes this season. Are ticket prices too high?

Yes 9
No 5
Declined to answer 2


14. Which player who is eligible and not in the Hockey Hall of Fame, should be inducted?

Doug Wilson 3
Grant Fuhr 2
Steve Larmer 2
Kevin Lowe 2
Neal Broten 1
Dick Duff 1
Rick Middleton 1
Brad Park 1
Doug Risebrough 1
Dave Taylor 1
Declined to answer 1


15. Who is the most controversial figure in hockey these days?

Don Cherry 6
Bob Goodenow 5
Gary Bettman 2
Brett Hull 2
Declined 1

1998 Lester B. Pearson Nominees

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Dominik Hasek of the Buffalo Sabres leads the list of nominees for the annual Lester B. Pearson award, as presented by the NHL's Players' Association. Wayne Gretzky of the New York Rangers, Pavel Bure of the Vancouver Canucks, Jaromir Jagr of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Teemu Selanne of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks were also nominated. The MVP award, as voted on by the players themselves, will be presented tomorrow afternoon at the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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Also, I'm sure I saw something like this in a THN yearbook around 1991 or 1992. I'm going to check.

edit: I think what I saw was a list of the top faceoff men by team. Unfortunately, I can't find it now. I recall Joel Otto, Mark Messier and Dale Hunter being on it.
The source you might be thinking of is the "At a Glance" section in each team profile for the 1991-92 THN Yearbook. It listed a team's strengths and weaknesses, keys to success, scoring line, checking line, grinders, enforcers, snipers, hardes worker, best skater, catalyst, point men, defensive quarterback, top minor league prospects and selections from the 1991 draft.

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2013 TSN Poll of 50 best players in the NHL determined by 14 GMs and coaches representing 7 teams in each conference.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=432765

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