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Thursday, February 01, 2007

Thrashers Getting Some Respect?

I know that this will come as HUGE shock to JP at Japers Rink, but ESPN.com did a survey NHL players (approximately 20% participated) and not one Atlanta Thrasher made the list of either the Toughest Player or the Dirtest Player in the NHL. I guess they missed his treatise on the evils of Andy Sutton.

* Hossa was a runner up in the fastest skater, natural goal scorer, best overall athlete

* Kovalchuk was 2nd in the natural goal scorer and a runner up in fastest skater

* Hartley was a runner up in the Best Coach category.

* Mellanby came in 4th in as the current NHL player who would make a good NHL coach (impressive when you consider current Thrashers were not allowed to vote for their own teammate.)

I can't believe that Exelby didn't make the list of Hardest Hitter! I guess Eric Staal and Mats Sundin forgot to vote on this question. Looks like he needs to rock a few more opponents to get their votes.

To see the full survey go here: http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?page=07playersurvey

2 Comments:

  • The Thrashers have impressive depth to their dirtiness - no real standouts. :)

    By Blogger JP, at 6:38 AM  

  • What about Andy "fount of all evil" Sutton? I can't believe that the Caps players didn't mention him. Maybe Mr. Green didn't vote in this survey.

    By Blogger The Falconer, at 3:55 PM  

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