Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is the a lot of admired and accepted amateur in the NHL, anticipation from the 2017-18 NHLPA amateur poll.A analysis of added than 500 players resulted in Crosby getting voted the a lot of difficult to play against, best role model, best aggregation player, the amateur you'd wish to win one game, and the amateur who would be a abundant drillmaster aloft retirement.Crosby able additional to Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid for which amateur to alpha a authorization with, and to Wayne Gretzky to the catechism of acrimonious anyone best as a teammate.On Wednesday, Crosby acquaint three assists to acquire his 1,100th career point.Players were asked added than 20 questions, with the NHL Players' Association allotment which to publish. This is in accession to approved conversations with players on capacity of accent that cover acknowledgment kept internally at the NHLPA.
Among the a lot of absorbing responses was that 77.3 per cent of players are accomplished with the way credibility are decided: two for any win and one for an overtime or shootout loss. But several appropriate the all-embracing point arrangement of three for a win in regulation, two for a win in overtime or a shootout, and one for an overtime or shootout loss.Ottawa Senators Erik Karlsson was voted toughest defenceman to play against, and Toronto's D.J. Smith was accustomed the nod as abettor drillmaster who should be the next arch coach NHL Coins.The Montreal Canadiens' Bell Centre was voted the best amphitheatre to play in and the home of the best ice, while the Florida Panthers' BB&T Centermost has the affliction ice, according to players surveyed.Joel Quenneville of the Chicago Blackhawks, who like Crosby has won the Stanley Cup three times, was voted the drillmaster players would a lot of like to play for.McDavid not decidedly was voted the fastest skater, and Washington Capitals centre Nicklas Backstrom was voted the a lot of underrated player.