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Top 10 All-Time Power Forwards

from Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated,

"A forward who is big and strong, equally capable of playing physically or scoring goals and would most likely have high totals in both points and penalties. It is usually used in reference to a forward who is physically large, with the toughness to dig the puck out of the corners, possesses offensive instincts...and willingly engages in fights when required."

It's not perfect, but it's close to what I'm thinking. That's why you won't see Mark Messier on this list -- he's more of a powerful forward than a power forward by my definition.

Same thing with Gordie Howe.

I like my power forwards to bring a bit more menace to the table. That's a quality inherent in each of these picks.

Disagree? Make your case in the comment section below.

10. Milan Lucic

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Vladimir16's avatar

The group isn’t bad it’s where they rated them that’s all screwed up.

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 03/06/13 at 04:17 PM ET

Lindas1st's avatar


Posted by Lindas1st from New England on 03/06/13 at 04:27 PM ET


Lucic has a hell of a lot to accomplish before he’s in the top 10 Power Forwards OF ALL TIME.

Wait, was this a joke?  Did I fall for it?

Yes, this has to be a joke.  Does a guy like Kevin Stevens get an honorable mention?

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 03/06/13 at 04:31 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

The Gordie Howe Hat Trick defines the power forward. To leave him out nullifies the entire list.

Lindros was an over-hyped, over-rated cry baby; he shouldn’t be allowed near the hall of fame unless he buys an admission ticket. LeClair would have at least been a defensible choice.

Lucic? Seriously?

Secord? Meh.

I’d rather see Mr. Hockey, Kevin Stevens and Phil Esposito on that list than those three.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 03/06/13 at 04:44 PM ET

Evilpens's avatar

Lucic & Iginla before Kevin Stevens?? that is why he writes for SI

Posted by Evilpens on 03/06/13 at 04:46 PM ET


Sports Illustrated has about as much credibility in its’ hockey coverage as Barely Legal would if it covered astrophysics.

Posted by godblender on 03/06/13 at 04:46 PM ET

Nathan's avatar

What? Shanahan lower than Secord, Tocchet, and Clark?

And Lucic on this list at all? Maybe in 12 years if he ends up with at least 300 goals.

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 03/06/13 at 05:05 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Nash before Lucic.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/06/13 at 05:18 PM ET

SYF's avatar

How the hell is Shanny ranked LOWER than Tkachuk, Muir???

Posted by SYF from A tall cool pint of Guinness on 03/07/13 at 02:51 AM ET


Am I the only one who thought it was a bit classless of the fans to keep cheering as the guy is obviously hurt and not moving and then barely moving?

Posted by dwgs on 03/07/13 at 10:00 AM ET

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