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12-02-2012, 11:39 PM
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It changes with the generation. If you followed hockey in the 90s, I'm sure Lindros would be all over your list. Or LaFleur in the 70s. Any current talent has yet to face the test of time. So, while Crosby and the other current greats could be on the list, I wouldn't put them on the "iconic" level at all. Definitely more of the "history" hockey players.

For me:
1) Gretzky - no name in hockey is more recognized even today.
2) Lord Stanley - who doesn't know of the Stanley Cup?
3) Orr - diving goal is probably the most known photo in hockey. Anyone that looks some into hockey will learn about him.
4) Howe - Mr. Hockey. Longevity and talent.
5) Either Lemieux (more new school) or Richard (more old school). Both are iconic, but you have to be a hockey fan to appreciate either one.

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