Who is the dirtiest player in the NHL?
Sean Avery, Rangers LW ..... 24%
Chris Pronger, Ducks D ..... 11%
Jarkko Ruutu, Penguins LW ..... 10%
Chris Simon, Wild LW ..... 10%
Jordin Tootoo, Predators RW ..... 9%
Ryan Hollweg, Rangers LW ...... 7%
Steve Downie, Flyers RW ...... 5%
Chris Neil, Senators RW ...... 2%
Aaron Downey, Red Wings RW ..... 1%
Derek Boogaard, Wild LW ..... 1%
[Based on a survey of 365 NHL players]
FAST FACTS: With left wing Ryan Hollweg drawing 6.8%, the Rangers had two of the top six vote getters.... All of the above players are on playoff teams.... Pronger recently served an eight-game ban for stomping on the leg of Canucks center Ryan Kesler as Kesler lay on the ice.
This is an expanded version of the NHL poll from the April 14, 2008 issue of Sports Illustrated.
What's your take on this poll?