FOR FLYERS FANS out there, we raise this question: What word comes to mind when considering the play of winger Scott Hartnell?
Aggressive? Tough? Scrappy?
What about dirty? No? Well, there are some players who disagree with you.
According to a poll of 324 NHL players published in the latest issue of Sports Illustrated - which hits newsstands today - 5 percent of players thought Hartnell could use a lesson in sensitivity. Anaheim defenseman Chris Pronger and Dallas forward Steve Ott topped the dirtiest player list, with 13 percent each. Ottawa forward Jarkko Ruutu (12 percent) and Rangers forward Sean Avery (10 percent) were the next two, followed by Hartnell.