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Winnipeg ranked the least favourite city to visit by NHL players

ESPN published an NHL player poll this morning, revealing that Winnipeg is ranked players' least favourite city to visit. 

Fifty players participated in the poll, however all of them answered anonymously. 

With 42 per cent of the vote for being the worst road city, it's not surprising that some players had some not-so-nice feedback about the Northern city.

"Winnipeg. It's always cold. Tough rink to play in. It's just dirty — you walk around the city and feel like you need to wash your face after you go outside. So nothing about it is very exciting," one player said. 

Some took to Twitter to express their disappointment in the poll.

But not all reviews were against Winnipeg. One player boasted that it's not so bad, thanks to the nearby casino. 

Some opinions were split on various factors. For example, Edmonton came in third in the ranks for worst road city, but it was also voted as having the best visiting dressing room. 

Here's the full list of cities that are most dreaded by NHL players.

  1. Winnipeg: 42%
  2. Buffalo: 34%
  3. Edmonton: 10%
  4. Calgary: 4%
  5. Ottawa: 4%
  6. Carolina(Raleigh,N.C.): 4%
  7. Columbus: 2%
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