Thursday, December 01, 2005

Team-by-Team Most and Least Favorite Players

I'm up for the challenge. The following is a team-by-team listing of my favorite and least favorite players on each team (favorite/least favorite):

Anaheim: Scott Niedermayer/Sandis Ozolinsh
Atlanta: Peter Bondra/Bobby Holik (the poster boy for the "old NHL" salary madness)
Boston: Patrice Bergeron/Alexei Zhamnov
Buffalo: Ryan Miller (the future savior of USA Hockey)/Dmitri Kalinin (Cap killer)
Calgary: Dion Phaneuf/Chris Simon
Carolina: Eric Staal (what's not to like?)/Rod Brind'Amour (flat-out painful to look at)
Chicago: Tyler Arnason/Matt Barnabum
Colorado: Steve Konowalchuk/Brad May
Columbus: Jody Shelley/Adam Foote
Dallas: Mike Modano/Marty Turco (why, oh why did I trade you for Radek Bonk all those years ago in my pool?)
Detroit: Henrik Zetterberg/Chris Chelios
Edmonton: Ethan Moreau/Michael Peca
Florida: Cornell Joe Nieuwendyk/Joel Kwiatkowski
Los Angeles: Sean Avery/Sean Avery
Minnesota: Derek Boogaard/Alexandre Daigle
Montreal: Richard Zednick/Alexei Kovalev
Nashville: Steve Sullivan/Paul Kariya
New Jersey: Martin Brodeur/Alexander Mogilny
New York Isles: Rick DiPietro/Alexei Yashin
New York Rangers: Michael Nylander/Hmmm...
Ottawa: Jason Spezza/Dominik Hasek
Philadelphia: Joni Pitkanen/Derian Hatcher
Pittsburgh: Ryan Malone/Mario Lemieux, Sidney Crosby, Sergei Gonchar (tie)
Phoenix: Ladislav Nagy/Petr Nedved
San Jose: Jonathan Cheechoo/Joe Thornton
St. Louis: Doug Weight/Keith Tkachuk
Tampa Bay: Vincent Lecavalier/Pavel Kubina
Toronto: Alexander Steen/Darcy Tucker
Vancouver: Ed Jovanovski/Todd Bertuzzi
Washington: Olie Kolzig, Alex Ovechkin (tie)/Mathieu Biron

How about yours?


Dave C. said...

4 of your least favorite players are no my team, JP. Nice, real nice

(Jagr, Barnaby, Kovalev and Chelios)

And another 6 are fomerly of my squad.

(Kubina, Tkachuk, Zhamnov, Simon, Yashin and Tucker)

Only 5 were ever Shrinazzz

(Kolzig, Nylander, Zednick, Sullivan and Weight)

Why do you hate the Shrine, America?

cd said...

Simon being an ex-Cap, i'm surprised he made your least loved list.

Anybody who played on the Blackhawks in the late 80s/early 90s (Chelios, Belfour, Roenick, Amonte, etc) make my most beloved list. Pretty much any Flyers from the same period make my least liked list.

Jes GÅ‘lbez said...

Marty Turco (why, oh why did I trade you for Radek Bonk all those years ago in my pool?)

I once dealt (basically) Dany Heatley for Vaclav Nedorost. Until you do something like that, don't cry too much! :)

sonia said...

ryan miller is awesome. i loved watching him play in rochester, and am so glad he's finally been called up to play with the big kids.

i guess it is a tough call between friesen and biron...