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07-31-2010, 10:05 PM
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Then and Now NHL/Canada

The most popular activity in the history section is trying to compare hockey and its players across eras. Usually this is done against a background that makes certain assumptions, bigger = better, faster = better, etc.

Let's try to get a clearer picture by looking at two decades, 1970 to 1979 and 2000-2009.Player eligibility is rather simple - one game in the NHL, Canadian born or raised.

Please present a list of the top 25 NHL, Canadian born or raised hockey players 1970-79 and 2000-2009.Arguments appreciated.

Thank you.

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There are certainly more knowledgable people than me on this board (especially regarding the 70's era), but I'll give it a shot. At least it can serve as a starting off point.

I believe I read in another thread that a player just had to play 1 game in the era to qualify, and rankings should be based on entire career, so keep that in mind.

2000-2009
1. Mario Lemieux
2. Ray Bourque
3. Patrick Roy
4. Mark Messier
5. Martin Brodeur
6. Joe Sakic
7. Steve Yzerman
8. Paul Coffey
9. Al MacInnis
10. Brett Hull
11. Scott Stevens
12. Ed Belfour
13. Sidney Crosby
14. Grant Fuhr
15. Chris Pronger
16. Ron Francis
17. Eric Lindros
18. Scott Niedermayer
19. Joe Thornton
20. Jarome Iginla
21. Doug Gilmour
22. Adam Oates
23. Rob Blake
24. Martin St. Louis
25. Mark Recchi

A Few Notes: Looks like Bourque will be on both lists. Also, Fuhr barely qualifies for this one. Had a tough time trying to place Crosby.

Constructive criticism welcome...I did this pretty quickly, so I'm sure I had some oversights.

I'll probably try to do the 70'-79' era tomorrow


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Top 25 "Canadian born or raised hockey players" from HoH top 100-list

1970-1979
1. Gretzky
2. Orr
3. Howe
4. Hull
5. Beliveau
6. Bourque
7. Plante
8. Mikita*
9. Potvin
10. Lafleur
11. Esposito
12. Clarke
13. Messier
14. Sawchuk
15. Hall
16. Trottier
17. Bossy
18. Robinson
19. Dryden
20. Park
21. Mahovlich
22. Dionne
23. Richard
24. Bathgate
25. Horton

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08-02-2010, 07:12 AM
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There are certainly more knowledgable people than me on this board (especially regarding the 70's era), but I'll give it a shot. At least it can serve as a starting off point.

I believe I read in another thread that a player just had to play 1 game in the era to qualify, and rankings should be based on entire career, so keep that in mind.

2000-2009
1. Mario Lemieux
2. Ray Bourque
3. Patrick Roy
4. Mark Messier
5. Martin Brodeur
6. Joe Sakic
7. Steve Yzerman
8. Chris Chelios
9. Paul Coffey
10. Al MacInnis
11. Brett Hull
12. Scott Stevens
13. Brian Leetch
14. Ed Belfour
15. Sidney Crosby
16. Grant Fuhr
17. Chris Pronger
18. Ron Francis
19. Eric Lindros
20. Scott Niedermayer
21. Joe Thornton
22. Jarome Iginla
23. Doug Gilmour
24. Adam Oates
25. Rob Blake

A Few Notes: Looks like Bourque will be on both lists. Also, Fuhr barely qualifies for this one. Had a tough time trying to place Crosby.

Constructive criticism welcome...I did this pretty quickly, so I'm sure I had some oversights.

I'll probably try to do the 70'-79' era tomorrow
Good order for the most part, but Chelios and Leetch are Americans. Canada has produced enough talent; please don't take the few elite players that we have produced.

Brett Hull could qualify as American or Canadian.

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Good order for the most part, but Chelios and Leetch are Americans. Canada has produced enough talent; please don't take the few elite players that we have produced.

Brett Hull could qualify as American or Canadian.
Ooops, I was doing North Americans instead of just Canadians. I'll fix Chelios and Leetch. Hull was trained in Canada, so he will stay.

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