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January 16, 2012
Who is hockey's most overrated player?
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January 16, 2012

Nhl Players Poll

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Who is hockey's most overrated player?

Dion Phaneuf, Leafs D 20%

Alex Ovechkin, Capitals LW 8%

Scott Gomez, Canadiens C 6%

Roberto Luongo, Canucks G 6%

Dany Heatley, Wild LW 4%


Each of the top eight vote-getters—including No. 6 Ilya Kovalchuk, No. 7 Vincent Lecavalier and No. 8 Jay Bouwmeester—has at least two All-Star appearances... . Lecavalier's $10 million salary is the second-highest in the NHL; his 26 points tie him for 81st. Ovechkin, whose $9 million is tied for fifth, has 33 points, tied for 39th... . In a similar poll on Facebook, SI readers named Ovechkin the most overrated, with 43% of the vote.

Based on 161 NHL players who responded to SI's survey