WHICH TEAM WILL WIN THE STANLEY CUP?
Detroit Red Wings 37%
San Jose Sharks 32%
New Jersey Devils 16%
Boston Bruins 7%
Washington Capitals 2%
Poll was completed just before the start of the playoffs.... Players could not vote for their own team.... The Pittsburgh Penguins, Cup finalists last season, were one of three teams that tied for sixth at 1.3%.... The Sharks, the NHL's best regular-season team with 117 points, fell behind No. 8 seed and division-rival Anaheim two games to none after dropping two games in San Jose.
Based on a survey of 324 NHL players • For more on the poll and to comment on it, go to SI.com/bonus.