The next few are a tossup between Plante, Harvey, Morenz, Roy & Gainey IMO. It's hard to compare players from different era's. How do you compare Roy to Dryden to Plante? They all are amazing goaltenders but you can't go by cups or GAA or sv% since they all were in different circumstances. Honourable mentions to Robinson, Savard, Dryden & Cournoyer.
Lafleur was better at the game of hockey, but gros Bill was a capt'n and is still recognize today as the greatest gentlemen who ever played the game. Personnaly i think Lafleur was more important to the team than Jean.
The three first choices are characters that were so much more than hockey players.
i dont think many people realize the impact Harvey had on the game
this isn't a "who had the most impact on the game" poll. Harvey absolutely revolutionized the way defensemen played the game, and is only behind Orr for best defenseman of all time IMO, but is he a better Hab than LaFleur? I'd put him right after LaFleur. He's got 2 Hart's and a Conn Smythe on Harvey, both trophies that any position can win (unlike Norris & Art Ross) but LaFleur was the MVP player (in an expanded league with more competition) 2 years in a row.