« Florida Panthers Going Back to Work in Toronto ... Michael Frolik in Prolonged Slump ... He's Not Alone | Main | Florida Panthers Going Back in Time: Team to Practice in Pompano on Saturday, Miami in Future »

NHLPA Poll: Players Don't Want to Play for Florida Panthers ... Or on their Ice

TORONTO -- The Panthers aren't real popular with NHL players, so says a survey released by Hockey Night in Canada and the NHLPA this past weekend.

According to the wide-ranging survey -- which you can read right here -- the Panthers are one of the top five teams that current players don't want to play for.

The Panthers arena in Sunrise also got the highest marks -- for having the worst ice in the league.

Of all the votes, 20 percent went with The Billboard for having the crummiest frozen water, followed by Madison Square Garden (14 percent), Tampa Bay (12) and Anaheim.

The Billboard at Tarp City also finished fifth for worst glass. Is it because of all the schmutz?

Edmonton, it should be noted, was the overwhelming winner for best ice (37 percent) but second (behind the Islanders) for franchise you would least like to play for.

The Panthers came in fifth in that polling question, getting just two percent of the vote. The Islanders was the runaway loser here with 27 percent of the vote, followed by the Oilers, Thrashers (7) and Leafs (5).

Of coaches players would least like to play for, Mike Keenan came in fifth with nine percent of the vote.