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Polls Results

What do you think the struggling Toronto Maple Leafs need more right now – a major trade, or to fire coach Randy Carlyle?

A big trade – not even Scotty Bowman could make this team a Cup contender 59 % 59%
Firing Carlyle – the team just isn't responding to him 41 % 41%

Is the NHL right to stop dry scraping the ice in between the end of regulation time and the shootout?

Yes – it was taking too long, and fans were leaving the arena 51 % 51%
No - it was meant to improve the ice for OT; the league & fans should've been more patient 49 % 49%

Do you think the NHL should give coaches one video review "challenge" card to use per game?

Yes – too many calls are being blown that could easily be corrected via review 79 % 79%
No – the added wait time from reviews would slow down the game 21 % 21%

Do you think the NHL should put a team – either by expansion or relocation – in Las Vegas?

Yes – that market is craving a big-league sport, and the NHL can capitalize on it 24 % 24%
No – there's not enough of a hockey market there to support a team 76 % 76%

Are you disappointed with the downward trend in fights in the NHL?

Yes 42 % 42%
No 58 % 58%

Should junior superstar Connor McDavid be getting into a fight during a game?

Yes, he's allowed to stick up for himself 69 % 69%
No, he's too talented a player to risk injury in a fight 31 % 31%

Do you think Sidney Crosby can continue his pace of nearly two points per game?

Yes - if anyone can do it, he can 43 % 43%
No – it's asking too much in the modern-day NHL 57 % 57%

Which team has been the bigger surprise this NHL season?

Calgary Flames 76 % 76%
Nashville Predators 24 % 24%

Would you be angry if the NHL put advertisements on player jerseys?

Yes – jerseys are sacred ground 90 % 90%
No – hockey is a business and the league should be able to if it wants 10 % 10%

Do you like the four-year, $23-millon contract extension Marc-Andre Fleury signed with the Penguins

Yes – he's struggled at times, but he won them a Stanley Cup 32 % 32%
No – his playoff performance since 2009 has been sub-par 68 % 68%

Do you think former Devils star Martin Brodeur should retire, or hold out to sign with another team this year?

Yes, he should accept what Father Time and the lack of job offers are telling him 61 % 61%
No, he's earned the right to retire on his terms 39 % 39%

Will Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer remain in a Toronto uniform after this season's trade deadline?

Yes 45 % 45%
No 55 % 55%

Do you think Marian Hossa belongs in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

Yes 59 % 59%
No 41 % 41%

Do you think the NHL needs additional video replay and/or a coach's challenge to guard against blown calls?

Yes 78 % 78%
No 22 % 22%

What do you think of the NHL's 5-game suspension of Rangers defenseman John Moore for his headshot hit on Minnesota's Erik Haula?

Too harsh – should've been fewer 19 % 19%
Too lenient – he deserved more 81 % 81%

Who is the NHL's best goalie right now?

Jonathan Quick 48 % 48%
Carey Price 52 % 52%

Which NHL team has the best fans?

Anaheim 1 % 1%
Arizona 1 % 1%
Boston 6 % 6%
Buffalo 4 % 4%
Calgary 2 % 2%
Carolina 1 % 1%
Chicago 8 % 8%
Colorado 1 % 1%
Columbus 1 % 1%
Dallas 1 % 1%
Detroit 6 % 6%
Edmonton 5 % 5%
Florida 1 % 1%
Los Angeles 3 % 3%
Minnesota 4 % 4%
Montreal 13 % 13%
Nashville 1 % 1%
New Jersey 1 % 1%
New York Islanders 4 % 4%
New York Rangers 4 % 4%
Ottawa 1 % 1%
Philadelphia 5 % 5%
Pittsburgh 4 % 4%
St. Louis 2 % 2%
San Jose 1 % 1%
Tampa Bay 1 % 1%
Toronto 6 % 6%
Vancouver 3 % 3%
Washington 1 % 1%
Winnipeg 5 % 5%

Do you think any Ducks or Sharks players should be suspended for the incidents that took place in their game Sunday?

Yes 51 % 51%
No 49 % 49%

Do you think Capitals star Nicklas Backstrom can eventually pass Mats Sundin as the No. 1 Swedish scorer in NHL history?

Yes 46 % 46%
No 54 % 54%

Do you think the NHL was right to cancel Wednesday's game between the Maple Leafs and host Ottawa Senators?

Yes 90 % 90%
No 10 % 10%

Do you think the Blue Jackets can make the playoffs without Nathan Horton?

Yes 66 % 66%
No 34 % 34%

For our next issue, we want you, the fans, to choose each feature in our Team Reports section. Which of these players would you most like to read about? (See all the choices on our POLL PAGE)

Ben Bishop 13 % 13%
Valtteri Filppula 10 % 10%
Victor Hedman 14 % 14%
Dion Phaneuf 3 % 3%
Phil Kessel 9 % 9%
James van Riemsdyk 9 % 9%
Radim Vrbata 8 % 8%
Linden Vey 6 % 6%
Nick Bonino 4 % 4%
Braden Holtby 4 % 4%
Nicklas Backstrom 5 % 5%
John Carlson 2 % 2%
Blake Wheeler 5 % 5%
Zach Bogosian 2 % 2%
Jacob Trouba 7 % 7%

Which of these players would you most like to read about in the next issue of THN?

Bobby Ryan 6 % 6%
Erik Karlsson 11 % 11%
Craig Anderson 2 % 2%
Claude Giroux 7 % 7%
Brayden Schenn 2 % 2%
Wayne Simmonds 15 % 15%
Evgeni Malkin 5 % 5%
Olli Maatta 8 % 8%
Patric Hornqvist 6 % 6%
Alex Pietrangelo 7 % 7%
Brian Elliott 2 % 2%
Jori Lehtera 6 % 6%
Joe Thornton 6 % 6%
Brent Burns 6 % 6%
Tomas Hertl 9 % 9%

Which of these players would you most like to read about in the next issue of THN?

Carey Price 12 % 12%
Alex Galchenyuk 16 % 16%
P-A Parenteau 4 % 4%
James Neal 5 % 5%
Seth Jones 6 % 6%
Pekka Rinne 8 % 8%
Jaromir Jagr 12 % 12%
Patrik Elias 2 % 2%
Adam Henrique 3 % 3%
Jaroslav Halak 5 % 5%
Brock Nelson 11 % 11%
Mikhail Grabovski 3 % 3%
Rick Nash 6 % 6%
Chris Kreider 3 % 3%
Carl Hagelin 4 % 4%

Which of these players would you most like to read about in the next issue of THN?

Jimmy Howard 6 % 6%
Justin Abdelkader 4 % 4%
Gustav Nyquist 22 % 22%
Justin Schultz 2 % 2%
Jordan Eberle 10 % 10%
Nail Yakupov 6 % 6%
Erik Gudbranson 3 % 3%
Nick Bjugstad 3 % 3%
Aleksander Barkov 6 % 6%
Tyler Toffoli 13 % 13%
Marian Gaborik 4 % 4%
Alec Martinez 4 % 4%
Darcy Kuemper 8 % 8%
Mikael Granlund 6 % 6%
Erik Haula 6 % 6%

Which of these players would you most like to read about in the next issue of THN?

Jeff Skinner 5 % 5%
Alexander Semin 4 % 4%
Ryan Murphy 2 % 2%
Corey Crawford 6 % 6%
Jonathan Toews 20 % 20%
Duncan Keith 7 % 7%
Jarome Iginla 11 % 11%
Tyson Barrie 4 % 4%
Ryan O'Reilly 6 % 6%
Ryan Johansen 9 % 9%
Nathan Horton 2 % 2%
Jack Johnson 4 % 4%
Valeri Nichushkin 9 % 9%
Ales Hemsky 2 % 2%
Antoine Roussel 7 % 7%

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