Thursday morning I started a little contest if you will. I wanted to know amongst our Florida Panther fans who was their favourite non Florida Panther player. I had asked the question at three different times throughout the day, giving those who may not have Twitter access time to respond. I had some great feedback, some of which you’ll see after the jump. However I do have to remark that I’m not sure what surprised me the most: The players that were mentioned, or the players that were not mentioned.
As I went back through the list I found it odd that no one mentioned Sidney Crosby, Roberto Luongo, Phil Kessel, or either of the Sedins. I suppose you all thought it best to stay away from Canucks (except for one mention of Kevin Bieksa), knowing my feelings for them. On the popular side of things it was pretty interesting as Jonthan Toews received the most mentions for obvious reasons. The most complete two way and hardest working player in the game today, as well as the best leader. He was followed by Rick Nash, Nicklas Lidstrom and Steven Stamkos. There were of course some odd names mentioned which while suprising, everyone has that one player in their heart that they follow who isn’t really noticed by many. Names mentioned were Jake Dowell, Steve Montador, and Josh Georges. All in all it was interesting to see who your favourites were. I have decided to post the five most interesting responses I received. Take a look as yours might be there.
The number one response that had me smiling all day was:
@TheRatTrick Rick Nash: Hes a big, powerful, consistent goal scorer who needs to be wearing a Panthers jersey.
@TheRatTrick Patrick Kane! Kid could stickhandle a puck in a phonebooth and when he’s on his game could burn any team and have fun doing it.
@TheRatTrick Ilya Kovalchuck zen master of the shootout with 7 goals and 5 game winner
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