Top 5 Most Iconic People in Hockey
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12-03-2012, 08:26 AM
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My list would be the game-changers of the sport.
1) Lord Stanley - was the person who identified that the sport ultimately needed a prize and united hockey teams across North America to strive for greatness.
2) Wayne Gretzky - Has set the standard as the "great one", holding all the iconic records. He is universally known across the world.
3) Conn Smythe - Owner of the Maple Leafs and successfully created a era where the Leafs could hold their head high, after his tenure the Leafs fell into a slump that is still being felt to this day. He served in both world wars and was a big supporter in children's charities.
4) Bobby Orr - Holds records for the most points by a defenseman, but deserves it more for the one picture.
5) Don Cherry - Possibly the biggest icon in Canada on an entertainment level. Everyone knows his name in Canada and has deep roots in the Canadian military. Also, a successful coach.
6) Maurice "Rocket" Richard - The most prolific goal-scorer of his time. The first to score 50 goals in a season and 500 in his career, doing all of this while english vs french Canada.
Honorable Mentions... maybe
Albert Pudas - Who? That's right, although being recorded as a Finnish-Canadian hockey player, he was born in Finlan and the first "European" to play in the NHL....Might be wrong about this one though
biggest game changer for me is jacques plante
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