Dazzlers and Duds: Giroux v. Primeau and Zherdev v. Asham

Several weeks back, we asked our beloved Twitter followers who were their most loved and hated Flyers of the past decade. It led to some great names and some great discussion. Well it got us thinking. In the doldrums that is August in the hockey world — not to mention the impending doom of a lockout —  we decided to put together a tournament; poll style!

We’ve compiled the responses for both the Loved and Hated categories, and seeded them according to our whims and wishes. What you see before you is the result of our efforts. While we may not necessarily agree with some of the nominations, the people have spoken!

Over three weeks, beginning on Monday September 3rd, we will determine who is the most loved and the most hated Flyer of the past decade.

Each weekday we will post a new poll, containing one match-up for each bracket, both the Loved and the Hated. That poll will remain open until midnight of the same day — or, frankly, whenever we decide to tally the votes — where we will note the winners, and announce them the following day, along with the next day’s match-ups.

Ranting and raving about your love and/or hatred for the given players, is not only allowed, it is encouraged. I, for one, am excited to see the results for some of the more polarizing Flyers!


Yesterday’s Results:
Mike Richards takes down Mark Recchi in a tight battle and Steve Downie eliminates Jody Shelley.

Today’s candidates:

Who is the more loved Flyer of the past decade, Giroux or Primeau?

  • Claude Giroux (73%, 133 Votes)
  • Keith Primeau (27%, 61 Votes)

Total Voters: 182

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Who is the more hated Flyer of the past decade, Zherdev or Asham?

  • Arron Asham (53%, 94 Votes)
  • Nikolai Zherdev (47%, 87 Votes)

Total Voters: 178

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  • Drew

    Asham will definitely get some extra votes after slamming Schenn’s head into the ice in the playoffs

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5CT2QUPXNYGVKMWIQZLGJ2DCQE Northman

    I loved Asham when he was on the Flyers… this poll disturbs me in how close it is with Zherdev.

    • http://www.flyersfaithful.com/ Kevin Christmann

      Yea, it’s easily Zherdev for me. I liked Asham, and the Schenn incident merely made me apathetic towards him.

  • Lavagasm

    Why does anybody hate Zherdev? What did he do?

    • http://www.flyersfaithful.com/ Kevin Christmann

      Because he’s got all the talent in the world, no work ethic, and an attitude? He’s not likable at all imo.

  • http://www.facebook.com/vaughanpiccolo Vaughan Piccolo

    Asham looks like he would play a guy who just murdered Steven Seagal’s wife and kids, forcing him into the life of murderous revenge he swore he would never live.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ryan.t.emerich Ryan T Emerich

    Zherdev was always known to be a bit of a dick… well a lot of a dick with work ethic and in the locker room. Still shouldn’t make him the more hated Flyer over Asham, or take away his 15 goals. Asham slammed the Flyers after he wasn’t resigned in the media, and took plenty of cheap shots. Just check out the crap he pulled on Schenn in the playoffs last year.

  • Evan C

    I think people are forgetting who had a superclutch top-shelf slapshot in the 2010 playoff run…. yes Aaron “Trashem’ Asham