More players said the Red Wings (60 percent) than all other teams combined. "They have a history of winning and a fun building to play in," offers one Western Conference center. Worst franchise went to the league-owned Coyotes, who grabbed 28 percent of the vote. "Games feel like practice when we play there," says a conference rival.
Pro pucksters give the cold, hard facts on everything from lost teeth to Gary Bettman in ESPN The Magazine's poll of anonymous NHL stars. Question 2: What is the best NHL franchise?