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08:23 AM ET 01.31 | Polls with large fields often split results enough to muddy the idea of a clear-cut winner ... which was not the case when NHL players were recently asked which team they would least like to play on: The No. 1 answer received 27 percent of the vote, while No. 2 received 20 percent. No surprise that the New York Islanders and Edmonton Oilers are tops in this category. They haven't produced a winner in some time and both franchises are chasing new buildings.

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January 31, 2011  08:45 AM ET

How times have changed.

January 31, 2011  08:46 AM ET

with the Isle you are talking about bad building, bad ownership, coaching changes - and the team likely to be moved in a few years

January 31, 2011  08:47 AM ET

Those questions were asked to Oilers and Islanders!

January 31, 2011  08:55 AM ET

It's not surprising really. Who what's to play where there's a lot of Snow?

January 31, 2011  09:39 AM ET

And in the same poll Rotten Ronnie Wilson was "selected" as the coach they would leastlikely want to play for. He beat out Torts by a wide margin.

January 31, 2011  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

It's not surprising really. Who s a lot of Snow?

wants

January 31, 2011  10:23 AM ET

The Islanders coulnd't fill their poor excuse for an arena, even with 2 beers & 2 corn dogs for $4 night...

January 31, 2011  10:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

How times have changed.

Isn't that the truth?

January 31, 2011  10:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

And in the same poll Rotten Ronnie Wilson was "selected" as the coach they would leastlikely want to play for. He beat out Torts by a wide margin.

Mike Keenan must not have been included in the poll

January 31, 2011  10:31 AM ET

The Islanders have a hard time half filling their poor excuse of an arena, even with "2 beers & 2 corndogs for $4" night...

January 31, 2011  10:33 AM ET

think back to the early/mid 80's - the idea that the Oil and the Islanders - the Cup Dynasty teams would now be in this "state"

I was also not aware that Edmonton's arena was in bad shape

January 31, 2011  10:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

think back to the early/mid 80's - the idea that the Oil and the Islanders - the Cup Dynasty teams would now be in this "state"I was also not aware that Edmonton's arena was in bad shape

I think the Oilers and Islanders play in the two oldest arena's left in the league.

January 31, 2011  10:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Mike Keenan must not have been included in the poll

Surprisingly he was. I think he was 5th. So you know Wilson's setting the bar really high.

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January 31, 2011  11:07 AM ET

Isles i understand but Edm??? Thats just stupid.Solid ownership,clear plan,good coach,3 or 4 young stars in place,intensely loyal and loving fan base,and your just 2 hours and 45 minutes away from the home of the Mighty Flames-win win

January 31, 2011  11:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Surprisingly he was. I think he was 5th. So you know Wilson's setting the bar really high.

wow - well I guess if you are going to be #1 ....

hahahahahahaha

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January 31, 2011  11:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

It's not surprising really. Who what's to play where there's a lot of Snow?

Especially Garth

January 31, 2011  11:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

It's not surprising really. Who what's to play where there's a lot of Snow?

Yes, specifically Garth

 
January 31, 2011  11:30 AM ET

This article has the top 5. Thrashers 3 (7%), Leafs 4 (5%), and Panthers 5 (2%).

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