When it comes down to ranking the intricacies of the NHL, whose opinion is better to trust than the players themselves?
The National Hockey League’s Players Association polled over 500 current players with issues like ranking coaches, officials, teams and on-ice matters on the ballot.
Blackhawks fans were rated the best fans in the league — garnering over 30 percent of the total vote. That “Madhouse on Madison” spirit brought the team 11 percent more votes than second place Nashville Predators.
Head coach Joel Quenneville was named the coach that players would most like to play for.
The United Center was voted the second favorite arena to play in, just a few percentage points shy of The Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec.
And what about the guys that earned the Blackhawks these numbers?
Patrick Kane was voted the third most difficult player in the league to play against, behind Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby and Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid.
And hey, it’s not just about winning. Jonathan Toews received the second highest amount of votes for best role model and best team player both behind Crosby — two guys that young hockey fans have no trouble looking up to.
Check out the rest of the results here.
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