Gretzky is great but Lemieux is in my opinion is better. He had unreal numbers in junior and had trouble with cancer 2-3 times during his career and every time he came back he was great. Mario Lemieux is the greatest hockey player to played the game. Size, speed, strength and skills. He had it all.
Bobby Orr Should Rank No.1 as Greatest Hockey Player of All-Time. Bobby Orr was a notable omission among our careers cut short countdown last week, which left some scratching their heads. Reasonable to question his exclusion since number four does fall under the category of injury shortened careers.
Howe, Gordie Gordie Howe, 1969 Courtesy of the National Hockey League That’s “Mr. Hockey” to you. Gordie Howe’s 801 career goals set a then record in the NHL, and, as a member of the Red Wings “Production Line,” he won four Stanley Cups (1950, 1952, 1954–55).
Sidney Crosby is one of the best or the the best players in the NHL. I am a penguins fan and you would expect me to do that but I think he is a great player all around. Crosby is way better then ovechkin. And the penguins can beat the crapitals any day. He is an amazing hockey player.
The first NHL player to score at least 50 goals and 100 points in six consecutive seasons, Lafleur remains atop a number of Canadiens all-time lists. He is the leader in regular-season points (1,246), assists (728) and single-season points (136, holding the first through sixth places in that category).
Patrick Jacques Roy (French pronunciation: ; born October 5, 1965) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender and the former head coach and vice-president of hockey operations for the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Brodeur is widely regarded as one of the greatest goaltenders of all time and in 2017 was named by the league as one of the "100 Greatest NHL Players". He leads the list of goaltenders in wins, losses, shutouts, games played, goals scored, assists and points earned.
Philip Anthony "Phil" Esposito, OC (born February 20, 1942) is a Canadian broadcaster, and former professional ice hockey executive, coach and player. A member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, he played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Chicago Black Hawks, Boston Bruins and New York Rangers.
Peter Forsberg is one of the all time greats, if you can't see this you're either blind or ignorant. When at his best, no one could take the puck from him without breaking the rules. Extremely tough physically with fantastic passing ability and a brilliant hockey sense.
Dominik Hašek (Czech pronunciation: [ˈdomɪnɪk ˈɦaʃɛk], audio (help · info); born January 29, 1965) is a retired Czech ice hockey goaltender. In his 16-season National Hockey League (NHL) career, he played for the Chicago Blackhawks, Buffalo Sabres, Detroit Red Wings and the Ottawa Senators.
One name to always include in that list, and maybe even at the top of the list is the legendary Doug Harvey. ***** A few months ago I was asked by my son’s two hockey coaches, two young men in their thirties, to name the best hockey player of all time.
Although he settled for $1,200, the average salary of hockey players at the time was $600. Ross received a cash bonus of $400 to play in a Stanley Cup challenge against a team from Edmonton in December 1908, in which the Wanderers won the two-game, total-goal series 13–10.
At the conclusion of the 2008–09 NHL season, he was the eighth all-time points leader in the NHL, as well as 14th in all-time goals and 11th in all-time assists. During the 2002 Winter Olympics, Sakic helped lead Team Canada to its first ice hockey gold medal in 50 years, and was voted as the tournament's most valuable player.
Hull was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009, joining his father Bobby to become the first father-and-son pair of players in the Hall. They are the only pair to each score 1,000 career points in the NHL. Hull's nickname, "the Golden Brett" is a reference to his father's nickname of "the Golden Jet".
Datsyuk's such a unique player. I think asking where he ranks among skill players is probably the wrong question to ask, because Datsyuk is a completely unique talent. Similar to the way that Crosby is the greatest grinder of all time (a typical 4th line player designation), Datsyuk is probably the most skilled defensive player of all time.
Robert Blake Theodore "Terrible Ted" Lindsay (born July 29, 1925) is a former professional ice hockey player, a forward for the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Black Hawks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He scored over 800 points in his Hockey Hall of Fame career, won the Art Ross Trophy in 1950, and won the Stanley Cup four times.
Denis Charles Potvin (born October 29, 1953) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman and team captain for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is a four-time Stanley Cup winner as a member of the early 1980s New York Islanders.
Christos Kostas "Chris" Chelios (born January 25, 1962) is a retired American professional ice hockey defenseman. He was one of the longest tenured players in the National Hockey League, and is a three-time Stanley Cup champion - one with the Montreal Canadiens and two with the Detroit Red Wings.
An Olympic gold medal, 4 Stanley Cups, 12 time All-Star, Conn Smythe Winner, a 450 career +-, A blue line threat, and in my opinion, the best defensive player in the history of hockey. How can anyone put, Peter Forsberg, Mats Sundin, and in my opinion Alex Ovechkin in front of this man.
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The turning point in Stevens' career came after Jacques Lemaire took over as the Devils coach and brought Robinson with him as an assistant in 1993. Lemaire, a center, and Robinson, a defenseman -- members of the Montreal Canadiens dynasty of the 1970s -- each made the Hockey Hall of Fame as a player.
Eric Bryan Lindros (/ ˈ l ɪ n d r ɒ s /; born February 28, 1973) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. Lindros was born in London, Ontario, but grew up in Toronto. He played junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) for the Oshawa Generals prior to being chosen first overall in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft by the Quebec Nordiques.