Who is the best Rookie you've seen this season?
Steve Mason, Blue Jackets G.......52%
Kris Versteeg, Blackhawks F.......12%
Bobby Ryan, Ducks F.......11%
Blake Wheeler, Bruins F.......9%
Drew Doughty, Kings D.......5%
[Based on a survey of 324 NHL players]
FAST FACTS: Poll was completed just before the start of the playoffs; players couldn't vote for a teammate.... After leading the Western Conference with 10 shutouts and a 2.29 goals-against average in the regular season, Mason allowed 17 goals as Columbus was swept in the first round by Detroit.... Through five postseason games, Versteeg had five points and Ryan was tied for the NHL lead with four goals.
This is an NHL poll from the May 4, 2009 issue of Sports Illustrated.
What's your take on this poll?