2011-12 FAN SURVEY

2011/2012 NHLPA Fan Poll Results

This year fans answered select Player Poll questions just like NHLPA members. Should the instigator rule be abolished? Which Canadian City should get
the next NHL team? We asked the fans and now we're publishing the answers. Don't forget to compare the fan results to the 2011/2012 Players Results.

2011/2012 RESULTS

QUESTION >WHO IS THE MOST UNDERRATED PLAYER?

Pavel Datsyuk 5%
Loui Eriksson 4%
Jamie Benn 2%
Jimmy Howard 2%
Patrice Bergeron 3%


QUESTION >WHO IS THE BEST SKATER?

Pavel Datsyuk 13%
Marian Gaborik 9%
Phil Kessel 5%
Sidney Crosby 4%
Kris Letang 4%


QUESTION >WHO IS THE LEAGUE'S FASTEST SKATER?

Darren Helm 13%
Michael Grabner 10%
Marian Gaborik 9%
Carl Hagelin 8%
Phil Kessel 7%


QUESTION >WHICH ACTIVE PLAYER IS THE BEST ROLE MODEL?

Nicklas Lidstrom 18%
Sidney Crosby 14%
Jarome Iginla 11%
Pavel Datsyuk 3%
Daniel Alfredsson 3%


QUESTION >WHO IS THE SMARTEST PLAYER?

Nicklas Lidstrom 21%
Pavel Datsyuk 18%
Sidney Crosby 13%
Henrik Sedin 3%
George Parros 3%


QUESTION >WHICH CANADIAN CITY DESERVES A FRANCHISE - QUEBEC CITY, HAMILTON, OR A 2ND IN TORONTO?

Quebec City 63%
2nd in Toronto 21%
Hamilton 14%


QUESTION >WHICH COACH WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO PLAY FOR?

Dan Bylsma 20%
Mike Babcock 18%
John Tortorella 9%
Peter Laviolette  4%
Bruce Boudreau 4%


QUESTION >SHOULD THE INSTIGATOR RULE BE ABOLISHED?

Yes 67%
No 35%
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