Dazzlers and Duds: Richards v. Gagne and Tibbetts v. Downie

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:
John LeClair takes down Eric Desjardins, and Dan Carcillo beats Randy Jones.

Today’s candidates:

Who is the more loved Flyer of the past decade, Richards or Gagne?

  • Simon Gagne (81%, 134 Votes)
  • Mike Richards (19%, 31 Votes)

Total Voters: 165

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Who is the more hated Flyer of the past decade, Tibbetts or Downie?

  • Steve Downie (65%, 95 Votes)
  • Billy Tibbetts (35%, 52 Votes)

Total Voters: 147

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