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The Top 8 NHL Centers

from Corey Masisak of NHL.com,

It is an argument that inspires passion in every rink, sports bar and living room where hockey is being played or is on the television. It can incite elevated heart rates in person and long discussion threads on the Internet.

Who is the best?

NHL.com and NHL Network gathered 10 writers and television personalities and asked that very question. Each was asked to rank their top eight in eight categories -- centers, left wings, right wings, defensemen, goalies, coaches, general managers and guys who wore the No. 8 sweater.

The voting, which took place for all eight segments in mid-February, is complete and the points have been tallied. Here is our answer to the simple question, who are the best in the NHL?

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Anyone want to take a shot at the top 8 before reading abou them, leave a comment below...

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MoreShoot's avatar

2 Staals
1 Crosby
1 Malkin
1 Sedin
1 Datsyuk
1 Toews
1 Kopitar?

Posted by MoreShoot on 03/02/13 at 10:49 AM ET

Paul's avatar

6 of 8 MoreShoot is not bad.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/02/13 at 10:51 AM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

Kopitar and Jordan Staal didn’t rank?

Posted by MoreShoot on 03/02/13 at 11:12 AM ET

Paul's avatar

One did, one didn’t.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/02/13 at 11:14 AM ET

Zqto's avatar

2 of the 10 voters didnt even put datsyuk in the top 8…  lol

Posted by Zqto on 03/02/13 at 11:22 AM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

I peeked. With the exception of No 8, the list is entirely geographically determined.

Posted by MoreShoot on 03/02/13 at 11:26 AM ET

Evilpens's avatar

wait the Greatest C to ever walk the planet Jordan Staal didn’t even get an honorable mention ?

Posted by Evilpens on 03/02/13 at 12:17 PM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

That’s absolutely insane to me that a hockey writer could be asked for the EIGHT best centers in the league and they leave out the best 2-way center in the game.  And no Z?  Assists leader?  Stanley Cup champion Conn Smyth winner?  chopped liver in Detroit.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 03/02/13 at 12:17 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

I thought Eric Staal was dominant against the Pens the other night. He was physical, fast, good on draws, and of course great hands.

But the idea of “the 8 best” is kind of silly.

Posted by MoreShoot on 03/02/13 at 12:28 PM ET

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