Although there was no clear-cut choice, 22 percent named Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger. Another 10 percent fingered Ovechkin for his grabbing and hitting from behind. And 12 percent called out Ranger Sean Avery -- some of them, grudgingly. "He's probably happy to get my vote," one Eastern Conference player admits.
1. Chris Pronger, Philadelphia Flyers: 22 percent
2. Sean Avery, New York Rangers: 12 percent
T3. Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals; Steve Ott, Dallas Stars: 10 percent
5. Jarkko Ruutu, Ottawa Senators: 8 percent
T6. Patrick Kaleta, Buffalo Sabres; Cam Janssen, St. Louis Blues: 6 percent
T8. 13 players: 2 percent