Which players are the most "popular" and loved?

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Who are fan favourites around the league?

  1. Subban

    47.7%
  2. Ovechkin

    43.9%
  3. Kessel

    22.0%
  4. Karlsson

    16.7%
  5. Laine

    12.9%
  6. Burns

    15.9%
  7. Marner

    9.1%
  8. Someone else, who?

    16.7%
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  1. sanitysrequiem

    sanitysrequiem Registered User

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    There is only one answer for the most universally respected player and that is Patrice Bergeron. I've never heard or read one bad thing said about him. By hardcore fans, casual fans, the media, other players, coaches, GMs, etc etc.

    The guy is everything you want in a hockey player. Plays both ends of the ice exceptionally well, is a leader and a mentor, does not whine or dive, treats media and fans respectfully, and has won everywhere he's been. Lots of people HATE the Bruins but wouldn't dare say something negative about him.

    Bergeron is the man.
     
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  2. MacDonald4MVP

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    Last few years Jagr was clear cut choice, teemu before that. Seems like we are in need of another generational European in twilight of his career. Ovi is a great fit.
     
  3. Actuarial

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    Subban has the more personable attitude but I thinj Ovechkin is the most liked. Subban can be a tilter on the ice and this in turn tilts fans. Ovechkin just plays the game and is that good.

    Id pick Ovechkin for most liked and Crosby for more popular
     
  4. Kelly

    Kelly It was 4-1.

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    Phil Kessel is the right answer.
     
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  5. Eple

    Eple It ain't easy being

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    I really don't think Marner will ever gain the status of a fan favorite around the league. Now, I don't follow the player that much, he could be a really nice person and all that but him being a Leaf disqualifies him from the competition. The franchise is too divisive. He'd have to be a Subban-type personality to transcend the Leafs hate. See what happened to Phil Kessel?

    Out of the poll options I'd rank them as following:

    1. Subban (loved personality and known for his charitable actions)
    2. Kessel (your everyman)
    3. Ovechkin (risen through the ranks as he has aged and the haters have faded away)

    Karlsson and Burns I feel are not quite there yet. Crosby and Bergeron would be my #4 and #5 instead. Barkov and Laine have potential but are too young still.
     
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    agreen36 Boo

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    I guess it depends on your take but I've never met anyone who doesn't like Bergeron.

    I think guys like Ovi and Subban are more popular and mostly loved but there are a large amount of people who don't like them and they really don't like them.
     
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    Jagr/thread
     
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    Jagr played this season, right?

    He wins.
     
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    I think that a lot of people like Barkov and McKinnon
     
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    Bergeron can do no wrong in media and fan opinions.
     
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    Subban, Ovi and Kessel would easily be my top three.
     
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    Leafs fan saying Bergeron.

    I hate when he’s picking the Leafs apart shift-by-shift, but how can you not like the guy?
     
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    Why are people mentioning Bergeron? Yeah he's super respected as a player and is great, but that's not what the op is asking for..

    Ovechkin or Subban.
     
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    Ovie, Subban, Burns
     
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    I'd say PK Subban, Connor McDavid, Erik Karlsson are probably the top-3 most "popular".

    Ovechkin is in the mix, but while he's loved at times...he's also really hated and dumped on by fans at other times (every spring mostly).
     
  17. ColoradoCanes

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    Ovi, Kessel, and Karlsson.

    I definitely know some people who don't like Laine or Burns. Marner and Subban as well.
     
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    Patrice Bergeron
     
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    Stive Morgan It's only game

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    Legitimately have never heard a single negative word about Kessel. I hear people **** talking Subban and Ovechkin all the time.
     
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    Bergeron is the most popular? Boston doesn't represent the entirety of North America
     
  21. Freedom

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    I most like Kessel from all of them but I voted Ovechkin cause think he is most like league wide from the options.
     

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