Monday, January 31, 2011

A Momentary Diversion

Hockey Night in Canada and the NHLPA conducted a survey of active players in the NHL, kind of a "fun All-Star Break" thing. You can check out the whole poll here, but having read it, I thought I'd specifically list the times our Rangers are named for you.

First of all, awesome:
Which team would you most like to play for?
4. New York Rangers (9%)
(Behind Detroit, Vancouver, and Chicago)

These two make an excellent juxtaposition:
Which rink has the worst ice?
2. Madison Square Garden (14%)
Which is your favorite rink to play in?
2. Madison Square Garden (9%)

Torts made it a couple of times:
Which coach demands the most of his players?
1. John Tortorella (28%)
Which coach would you least like to play for?
2. John Tortorella (15%)

Then, the players:
Which goalie is the most difficult to score on?
4. Henrik Lundqvist (14.8%)
Who is the toughest player?
1. Derek Boogaard (23%)
No, seriously. Leaps and bounds above second place, Colton Orr, at 9%.

And a pair of confidence boosters for Gabby:
Who is the best skater?
1. Marian Gaborik (26%)
Who is the league's fastest skater?
1. Marian Gaborik (37%)

Finally, it's not Ranger-related specifically, but I thought I'd share the results of the Who is the best referee? poll:
5. Tim Peel (7%)
4. Wes McCauley (9%)
3. Bill McCreary (10%)
2. Kelly Sutherland (13%)
1. None (15%)

That is all.

1 comment:

  1. Heaven help us. The NHL-ers apparently are becoming as spoiled & prima-donna-like as other pro athletes. Ref. the coach who demands the most is the one they don't want to play for. Wouldn't want to put too much effort into your job, I guess.
    Referees: What, no Bill Chadwick?!
    Go Rangers!