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Oilers Player Taking The Surprising Second Place For "Most Overrated Player" List

Published February 1, 2024 at 1:20 PM


The Athletic annually conducts a poll among NHL players on various topics, with one question consistently capturing fan interest: "Who is the most overrated player in the league?" This year's results were intriguing.

Zegras and Nurse Top The List For "Most Overrated Player"

Topping the list was 'Other', accounting for 26.73% of the votes. This category included over 25 players who each received at least one vote. Anaheim Ducks forward Trevor Zegras was ranked second with 12.87% of the vote. Edmonton Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse followed at 7.92%. Florida's Matthew Tkachuk and Dallas' Jason Robertson were tied for fourth place, each garnering 6.93% of the votes.

The inclusion of Tkachuk and Robertson in the top spots was unexpected, especially considering their performance. Despite experiencing a slightly less productive season compared to 2022-23, both players are still averaging over a point per game. This raises questions about why their peers perceive them as overrated.

The poll sparks a broader discussion about the perception of player abilities and contributions within the NHL. It invites fans to share their views on who they believe is the most overrated player in the league, further engaging the hockey community in this intriguing debate.

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Oilers Player Taking The Surprising Second Place For "Most Overrated Player" List

Is Darnell Nurse Overrated?

yes38272.1 %
no14827.9 %
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