NHL player survey: Hartnell fifth-dirtiest player

The poll is published in this week's Sports Illustrated, which hits newsstands on Wednesday.

The results are in from a recent Sports Illustrated survey, and Flyers forward Scott Hartnell has been ranked as the fifth-dirtiest player in the National Hockey League. The poll surveyed 324 NHL players and 5 percent of them ranked Hartnell as the dirtiest. Chris Pronger of the Ducks and the Stars' Steve Ott came in tied at number one with 13 percent of the vote. Ottawa's Jarkko Ruutu was ranked second with 12 percent of the vote, and Sean Avery was ranked fourth with 10 percent.

Do you agree? Personally, I think Hartnell is a pesky player and a pain in the ass to play against, but dirty on the same level as Pronger or Avery? He's a stupid player, and his propensity to yap and the terrible penalties he takes probably give him a worse reputation than he deserves.

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