The Top 100 NHL Hockey Players of All Time

The Top 100 NHL Hockey Players of All Time

Book - 1998
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To mark the fiftieth anniversary ofThe Hockey News, a committee of fifty of the most respected observers of the game -- including Dick Irvin, Bob McKenzie, Harry Neale, Jim Matheson, Scotty Bowman, Al Arbour, Glen Sather, and Roger Nielson -- selected the top 50 NHL players of all time. The identity of the player who received the most votes was no surprise: Wayne Gretzky. The names of the next four might also have been predicted, although the order in which they were ranked -- Bobby Orr, followed by Gordie Howe, Mario Lemieux and Maurice Richard -- has caused heated argument. Without question, however, the names that make up the rest of the list, and the order in which they are ranked, could keep all true hockey fans engaged in debate for years. When the original list was published inThe Hockey News, it inspired every possible reaction, from enthusiastic approval to indignant rage. Each great player has his own fans eager to make the case for higher placement. Now, in this splendid full-colour collector's book, the list has been expanded to include the top 100 NHL players of all time and the debate can be renewed again with vigour.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c1998
ISBN: 9780771041754
Branch Call Number: 796.9620922/TOP 4565nf 2
Additional Contributors: Dryden, Steve 1957-
Ulmer, Michael 1959-
Alternative Title: Top one hundred NHL hockey players of all time
Hockey news the top 100 NHL players of all time
Wayne Gretzky : the greatest one bar none
Bobby Orr : The killer "B"
Gordie Howe : Mr. Hockey
Mario Lemieux : greatest physical talent ever
Maurice Richard : rocket ride to superstardom
Doug Harvey : blueline great passing fancy
Jean Beliveau : "Le Gros Bill" dignity on ice
Bobby Hull : "Golden Jet" flew above rest
Terry Sawchuk : shutout King Showdown star
Eddie Shore : Shore defined game's early era
Guy Lafleur : flower power ruled NHL rinks
Mark Messier : victory - mark of magnificence
Jacques Plante : man of vision solitary figure
Ray Bourque : ice craftsman of highest order
Howie Morenz : the legend has never died
Glenn Hall : floating like a butterfly
Stan Mikita : change of heart to Hart Trophy
Phil Esposito : star hot shot from the slot
Denis Potvin : an islander unto himself
Mike Bossy : more magician than marksman
Ted Lindsay : spirit could not be broken
Red Kelly : a championship two-way force
Bobby Clarke : Broad Street's leader of the puck
Ken Dryden : choosing a path less travelled
Frank Mahovlich : they called him "The Big M"
Milt Schmidt : captain of courage and conviction
Paul Coffey : blueline bullet : speed thrills
Henri Richard : hockey heaven times eleven
Bryan Trottier : true MVP - most versatile player
Dickie Moore : stubborn streak and cup streak
Newsy Lalonde : surviving, thriving in "Mug's Racket"
Syl Apps : man of distinction on and off ice
Bill Durnan : the wonderful Dr. Strangeglove
Patrick Roy : true believer in own powers
Charlie Conacher : here's looking at you, kid
Jaromir Jagr : singular talent sets him apart
Marcel Dionne : little big man super scorer
Joe Malone : setting NHL's goal standard
Chris Chelios : warrior's credo - play to win
Dit Clapper : hallmarks were power, precision
Bernie Geoffrion : banging the drum for Boom Boom
Tim Horton : strength down the middle
Bill Cook : straw that stirred the drink
Johnny Bucyk : substance more than style
George Hainsworth : zero hero efficiency expert
Gilbert Perreault : explosive force shredded foes
Max Bentley : slick (and sick) pivot dominated
Brad Park : from sensation to statesman
Jari Jurri : responsible and responsive


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