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!
Claude Giroux takes down the beloved Keith Primeau, and in an absolute nail biter Arron Asham defeats Nikolai Zherdev.
Today’s candidates: (Note: the authors of the write-ups below are not the individuals that nominated the player.)
Who is the more loved Flyer of the past decade, Timonen or Laperriere?
- Kimmo Timonen (74%, 103 Votes)
- Ian Laperriere (26%, 36 Votes)
Total Voters: 139
Who is the more hated Flyer of the past decade, Carle or Rathje?
- Mike Rathje (81%, 109 Votes)
- Matt Carle (19%, 26 Votes)
Total Voters: 135