The Associated Press and The Canadian Press surveyed an NHL Players’ Association representative or alternate representative from all 31 teams on several questions related to the state of the game. While the players polled love 3-on-3 overtime, results were mixed when it came to which rules they don’t like.

Q: Do you like 3-on-3 overtime?

—Yes: 30 players (97

Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin (8), off Russia, leaves the ice following a penalty during the third period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, N. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin (8), off Russia, leaves the ice following a penalty during the third period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, N. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

—No: 1 player (3

Q: What is the worst rule in hockey?

—Delay of game: 5 players (16

—Goalie interference: 3 players (10

—Offside reviews: 3 players (10

—Other: 9 players (29

—No answer: 11 players (35

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