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March 17, 2008
Who is the NHL's best skater?
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March 17, 2008

Si Players Nhl Poll

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Who is the NHL's best skater?

Marian Gaborik, Wild RW 32%

Scott Niedermayer, Ducks D 21%

Sidney Crosby, Penguins C 11%

Alex Ovechkin, Capitals LW 8%

Ilya Kovalchuk, Thrashers LW 5%

FAST FACTS
Players could not vote for a teammate.... Niedermayer is 34 years old; the average age of the others in the top five is 23.... Aside from Niedermayer the Hurricanes' Bret Hedican (6th, 2.0%) and the Sharks' Brian Campbell (12th, 1.1%) were the only defensemen among the top 14.

[Based on a survey of 365 NHL players] ? For more on the poll, and to comment on it, go to SI.com/players.

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