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Edited by Kostya Kennedy
February 27, 2006
Who is the best player in the NHL?
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February 27, 2006

Si Players Nhl Poll

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Who is the best player in the NHL?

Peter Forsberg, Flyers C 42%

Jaromir Jagr, Rangers RW 24%

Jarome Iginla, Flames RW 9%

Joe Thornton, Sharks C 5%

FAST FACTS: Players couldn't vote for an NHL teammate.... Forsberg (groin injury) played in one of Sweden's first four Olympic games, getting two assists.... Jagr, the NHL's point leader with 88, had four in the Czechs' first four games.... The Stars' Mike Modano (1%) was the lone Team USA player to get a vote.... The Wings' Nicklas Lidstrom ( Sweden) and the Ducks' Scott Niedermayer ( Canada, injured) were the only defensemen to draw multiple votes.

[ Based on a survey of 346 NHL players ] ? For an expanded version of the poll, go to