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06-08-2005, 05:18 AM
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[1] Mario Lemieux
[2] Jean Beliveau
[3] Mats Sundin
[4] Pierre Larouche
[5] Michel Goulet
[6] Mike Bossy
[7] Mark Recchi
[8] Paul Coffey
[9] Alexander Yakushev
[10] Hakan Loob

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06-08-2005, 05:22 AM
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1- Saku Koivu
2- Al MacInnis
3- Wayne Gretzky
4- Peter Bondra
5- Guy Carbonneau
6- Mike Keane
7- Dale Hunter
8- Bob Gainey
9- Claude Lemieux
10- Vincent Damphousse
Love this list! (Minus Vinny, sorry).

My personal favourites though, guys who I have cheered for above all others, have been:

1. Wayne Gretzky
2. Trevor Linden
3. Guy Lafleur
4. Michael Peca
5. Ken Dryden
6. Raymond Bourque
7. Dino Ciccarelli
8. Steve Yzerman
9. Guy Carbonneau
10. Richard Brodeur

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06-08-2005, 05:33 AM
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1. Sergei Makarov
2. Vladislav Tretiak
3. Igor Larionov
4. Steve Yzerman
5. Slava Fetisov
6. Wayne Gretzky
7. Valery Kharlamov
8. Joe Nieuwendyk
9. Didi Hegen
10. Vladimir Krutov

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06-08-2005, 06:18 AM
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1) Brian Leetch
2) Adam Graves
3) Mike Richter
4) Jaromir Jagr
5) Dominik Hasek
6) Wayne Gretzky
7) Theo Fleury
8) Pavel Bure
9) Mark Messier
10) Jeff Beukeboom

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06-08-2005, 08:12 AM
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Pretty tough to limit it to ten...

Guy Lafleur
Mario Lemieux
Ken Dryden
Vladislav Tretiak
Jaromir Jagr
Larry Robinson
Bob Gainey
Jean Beliveau
Darryl Sittler
Pete Mahovlich
Al MacInnis
Phil Bourque
Bobby Hull
Ivan Hlinka
Paul Coffey
John Ferguson
Yvan Cournoyer
Borje Salming
Paul Henderson
Martin St Louis
Gordie Howe
Rod Langway
Serge Savard
Ron Francis
Mark Messier

Can't forget two of my hockey school instructors:
Sheldon Kannegieser
Jim Watson

and I know I've missed some.

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06-08-2005, 08:15 AM
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1) Steve Yzerman
2) Mark Recchi
3) Mark Howe
4) Eric Lindros
5) Esa Tikkanen
6) Peter Stastny
7) Brian Propp
8) Joe Nieuwendyk
9) Teemu Selanne
10) Theo Fleury

HM: Mats Naslund, Joe Mullen, Dale Hawerchuk, Larry Robinson, Ilkka Sinisalo

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06-08-2005, 08:55 AM
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I'm only including players who played during my lifetime.
1. Ray Bourque
1. Cam Neely
3. Adam Oates
4. Steve Yzerman
5. Jay Miller
6. Rick Tocchet
7. Joe Thornton
8. Dino Ciccerelli
9. Theo Fleury
10. Brendan Shanahan
HM's to Rob Dimaio, Adam Graves, Marty McSorley, Bob Probert, Don Sweeney, Adam Foote, Scott Stevens, Joe Sakic, Dave Poulin and Ken Linesman

These are my favorites that played before I was born. I'm going by old games I've seen, clips and reputations.
1. Bobby Orr
2. Terry O'Reilly
3. Phil Esposito
4. Bobby Clarke
5. Rick Middleton
6. Stan Jonathon
7. Wayne Cashman
8. Brad Park
9. Paul Henderson
10. Derek Sanderson
HM's to Johnny Bucyk, Clark Gillies, Jon Wensink, Al Secord, Yvan Cournyer, Jean Ratelle, Pie MacKenzie, Gordie Howe, Ted Lindsay and Dennis Potvin.

Favorite Goalies:
1. Andy Moog
2. Reggie Lemelin
3. Gerry Cheevers
4. Patrick Roy
5. Bill Ranford
6. Sean Burke
7. Eddie Johnston
8. Martin Brodeur
9. Pete Peeters
10. Ed Belfour

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06-08-2005, 10:31 AM
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1. Jean Beliveau
2. Wayne Gretzky
3. Guy Lafleur
4. Gilbert Perreault
5. Brian Trottier
6. Larry Robinson
7. Denis Potvin
8. Paul Coffey
9. Marcel Dionne
10. Valeri Kharlamov

As a goalie I have to do a seperate list for my union brothers....

1. Patrick Roy
2. Ken Dryden
3. Andy Moog
4. Martin Brodeur
5. Grant Fuhr
6. Mike Palmateer
7. Tony Esposito
8. Kirk McLean
9. Bunny Laroque
10. Pete Peeters

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06-08-2005, 10:44 AM
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1.John Ferguson
2.Mike McPhee
3.Jean Beliveau
4.Larry Robinson
5.Mario Tremblay
6.Mats Naslund
7.Terry Harper
8.Guy Lafleur
9. Pete Mahovlich
10.Saku Koivu

HM to Henri Richard,Yvon Lambert,Ken Dryden,Doug Risebrough,Turner Stevenson,Yvan Cournoyer.

I know there are other teams,I just don't like them.

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06-08-2005, 10:55 AM
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Seeing as I am only 19 I am going by players I have seen play because seeing only hilights of players isn't a fair evaluation of a players greatness and I'm not putting Gretzky on the list just because.

In no particular order:

Sundin, Lemieux, Sakic, Brodeur, Nidermayer, Leetch, Thornton, Yzerman, Jagr, Federov

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06-08-2005, 02:05 PM
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Gretzky
Messier
Buchberger
Coffey
Lowe
Fuhr
Smyth
Anderson
Charlie Huddy
Kevin McLelland / Mike Krushelnyski tied

I love them Edmonton Oilers

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06-08-2005, 02:30 PM
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started watching hockey in 1975. a few guys I barely saw (Orr, Hull) and don't make the list as a result

1. Gil Perreault
2. Al MacInnis
3. Hakan Loob
4. Joe Mullen
5. Mike Bossy
6. Rick Martin
7. Jarome Iginla
8. Joel Otto
9. Brian Trottier
10. Gary Roberts

ok so I was a Sabres fan as a kid, and then a Flames fan when they came to Calgary. I'm not going to try and deny the fact

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06-08-2005, 02:31 PM
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10 favourite of all time (in no particular order):

1. Rick Tocchet
2. Doug Gilmour
3. Hakan Loob
4. Petr Statsny
5. Dale Hawerchuck
6. Wayne Gretzky
7. Paul Coffey
8. Mark Howe
9. Pelle Lindberg
10. Mike Bossy
Bob Probert
Rick Tocchet
Chris Chelios
Glen Cochrane
Lindross
Wendal Clarke
Ray bourque
Hextall
Tim Kerr
craig Mactivish because of his porno hair

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06-08-2005, 02:35 PM
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You know what's a crying shame about this. We never got to see the talented Russian players of the 70s and 80s play in the NHL. Yeah, we saw Larionov, Fetisov, etc....when they were really on the downside of their careers, but it would have been something to see them here as rookies and then watch them hit their prime.

As what Gretz said, Fetisov was probably the greatest defensemen he ever played against and Larionov had probably the best vision outside of Gretz. Who knows, maybe Larionov could have given Gretz a run for his gun during the wide open game of the 80s

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06-08-2005, 06:20 PM
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1. Wayne Gretzky-I swear sometimes the game was like his own little fishbowl, he just PWNED it, and all ive seen is highlights
2.Matt Cooke - This guy does everything well, ok he doesnt fight, I dont like fighting anyways.
3. Todd Bertuzzi/Markus Naslund - They have both had many impressive, entertaining years.
5. Brendan Morrison - Great underrated player, improved immensely over the years to a guy that can put up numbers even without amazing linemates
6. Marian Hossa - Just an exciting player, I love the way he challenges the D-men
7. Jovanovski - a player who makes this happen, makes things exciting. When his team really needs him(IE. Playoffs last two years) he's one of the best players on the ice
8. Linden - I never saw him in his prime, but I love what he's done for the community, how he still goes hard and I like what he's doing in the CBA negotiations, as I hear
9.Rick Nash - Most complete player to come out of juniors I've seen
10. Nikolai Zherdev - watch out

I'm sure Crosby will be on this list sooner than later. I love the way he plays.

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1. Luc Robitaille (epitomizes what a King, or NHL player for that matter, should be)
2. Kelly Hrudey (performed amazingly behind some really bad kings d-squads)
3. Rob Blake (followed him since out of Bowling Green)
4. Bernie Nicholls (not a fluke)
5. Tomas Sandstrom (underrated european forward, all-time)

6. Pavel Bure (the most entertaining hockey player ever)
7. Roberto Luongo (my favorite up and coming starter)

8. Paul Kariya (1/2 of my favorite duo ever)
9. Teemu Selanne (other 1/2 of my favorite duo ever)
10. Jean-Sebastien Giguere (2nd favorite up and coming starter)

HM
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Brad Richards (all brains; Joe Sakic Version 2.0)
Peter Forsberg (most frightening, uncontainable opposing forward i have witnessed)
Sandis Ozolinsh (is a more complete defenseman than given credit for)

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Gretzky
Messier
Buchberger
Coffey
Lowe
Fuhr
Smyth
Anderson
Charlie Huddy
Kevin McLelland / Mike Krushelnyski tied

I love them Edmonton Oilers
The look on Guy's face, creating art for our enjoyment, being screwed out of money ($180k a year during his prime), the shy common man with the once in a lifetime package, never raising his stick or taking the spotlight.

Its bad karma to make fun of that kind of a person like you are doing.

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1)Bryan Trottier
2)Denis Potvin
3)Mike Richter
4)Mike Bossy
5)Mario Lemieux
6)Ziggy Palffy
7)Jeremy Roenick
8)Chris Chelios
9)Adrian Aucoin
10)Brendan Shanahan

HM: Trevor Linden, Joe Sakic, Bryan Berard, Pat LaFontaine, Steve Webb, Duane Sutter.

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1. Pat Lafontaine
2. Zigmund Palffy
3. Luc Robitaille
4. Jeremy Roenick
5. Brian Leetch
6. Scott Niedermayer
7. Adam Deadmarsh
8. Pavel Bure
9. Tomas Sandstrom
10. Alexei Yashin

GM- Lubomir Visnovsky, Petr Sykora, Marian Hossa

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The look on Guy's face, creating art for our enjoyment, being screwed out of money ($180k a year during his prime), the shy common man with the once in a lifetime package, never raising his stick or taking the spotlight.

Its bad karma to make fun of that kind of a person like you are doing.

How many years bad luck have you brought upon your house making fun of Wayne Gretzky??

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1) Bobby Orr
2) Cam Neely
3) Wayne Gretzky
4) Wendel Clark
5) Mats Sundin
6) Ray Bourque
7) Peter Stastny
8) Darcy Tucker
9) Doug Gilmour
10) Aki Berg

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No particular order:

Wayne Gretzky
Mats Sundin
Wendel Clark
Borje Salming
Doug Gilmour
Bernie Parent
Bobby Clarke
Phil Esposito
Reggie Leach
Bobby Orr

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06-09-2005, 10:27 AM
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Those I watched play..

1. Selanne
2. Bure
3. Brodeur
4. Roy
5. Lemieux
6. Nash
7. Kharlamov (from the limited sample I've seen)
8. Neely
9. Koivu
10. Bourque

HM : Datsyuk

In no particular order.

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C'mon, people, no Real Cloutier? What the hell???

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1. Joe Sakic
2. Mats Sundin
3. Mario Lemieux
4. Wayne Gretzky
5. Cam Neely
6. Dany Heatley
7. Paul Coffey
8. Martin Brodeur
9. Rob Blake
10. Raymond Bourque

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