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TSN Style- Top 25 NHL Players

from Steve Dryden of TSN,

TSN Hockey has no desire to rewrite history: Gretzky is No. 1, Orr No. 2 and Howe No. 3 on our list of the Top 25 NHL Players of All-time. Nos. 4, 5, 6 and 7 also remain the same as The Hockey News list: Lemieux, whom Orr called the most physically gifted player ever, Rocket Richard, Doug Harvey and Jean Beliveau.

It’s at No. 8 where the list welcomes its first new member: Sidney Crosby is one of two active players ranked among the Top 25. All-around excellence and his trophy case – which includes two Art Ross, two Hart and two Conn Smythe Trophies – say it all about the face of 21st Century hockey.

The other active players are No. 16 Alex Ovechkin, the six-time NHL goal leader – surpassed only by seven-time goal leader Hull – and No. 23 Jaromir Jagr, who stands behind only Gretzky in career points.

have at it...

note: my mistake, should be Top 25, sorry. This 100 year anniversary stuff is on my mind.

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Hank1974's avatar

Lemiuex was better than Wayne.
A healthy #66 on those early 80’s Oilers teams probably scores over 250 points.

Gretzky was amazing, but having watched both of them in their primes, Lemieux was as good a passer but a much better skater, stickhandler and sniper.

Posted by Hank1974 on 12/15/17 at 03:40 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

I’m bitter to see Lidstrom at 19.

Posted by TreKronor on 12/15/17 at 04:29 PM ET


Ovi over Lidstrom?  No thanks.

Posted by EthrDemon on 12/15/17 at 04:32 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Posted by EthrDemon on 12/15/17 at 03:32 PM ET

Posted by TreKronor on 12/15/17 at 03:29 PM ET

fuching wut

Posted by ilovehomers on 12/15/17 at 04:44 PM ET

Chris in Hockey Hell's avatar

Hank. My man.

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 12/15/17 at 04:53 PM ET

Tripwire32's avatar

TSN Hockey has no desire to rewrite history

But they will…and the names on the list will shift around every year according to the flavor of the month.

Posted by Tripwire32 from Kay He Mar Heart on 12/15/17 at 04:56 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Surprised they didn’t include McDavid yet.

Posted by TreKronor on 12/15/17 at 04:59 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Howe is number one. Crybaby doesn’t even belong in the top 100. angry

Posted by bigfrog on 12/15/17 at 05:05 PM ET

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