Best Players all time for their teams!

I just bought a magazine from Barnes & Noble that’s really fascinating reading. The Magazine is called “The Hockey News The Best of Everything in Hockey” And yes you guessed it, it is chock full of great lists involving the NHL. One of those lists involves the greatest players for each of their respective teams. Some are no brainers like Lemieux for the Pens…and some are a little more open to debate. So here’s the best ever according to THN, and my opinions on the selections…Anaheim: Paul Kariya (No brainer)

Atlanta: Danny Heatly (what about Ferraro?)

Boston: Bobby Orr (duh, but Borqu wasn’t too bad either.)

Buffalo: Gilbert Perrault (Hasek anyone?)

Calgary: Al Macinnis (I thought Fleury for sure, but Macinnis is hard to argue with.)

Carolina: Ron Francis (No brainer)

Chicago: Bobby Hull (See above)

Colorado: Joe Sakic (Bull****!! Forsberg by far!)

Columbus: Geoff Sanderson (Yea, but soon it’ll be Nash)

Dallas: Mike Modano (Dino Ciccarelli anyone?)

Detroit: Gordie Howe (Obviously!)

Edmonton: I won’t even insult your intelligence with this one.

Florida: Scott Mellanby (WRONG! Vanbiesbrouk)

Los Angeles: Marcel Dionne (I’d like to say Robitaille, but I can’t. It’s Dionne)

Minnesota: Marian Gaborik (Ha! He’s their only great player)

Montreal: Maurice Richard (Anyone else voting for Guy Lafleur?)

Nashville: Cliff Ronning (Wrong again! Kimmo Timonen!)

New Jersey: Scott Stevens (OH COME ON!! WHAT?? NO BRODEUR??? RIDICULOUS!!)

New York Islanders: Bryan Trottier (Tough one, Potvin, Bossy, Smith…some good players to choose from)

New York Rangers: Mark Messier (yup!)

Ottawa: Daniel Alfredson (Sure, why not)

Philadelphia: Bobby Clarke (as much as it pains me to admit it…yea, Clarke it is)

Phoenix: Dale Hawerchuck (Agreed)

Pittsburgh: Billy Tibbets (just kidding)

St Louis: Brett Hull (Golden Brett is a no brainer)

San Jose: Owen Nolan (Wow, havent been too many great Sharks huh?)

Tampa: Brian Bradley (I’m sorry, who?)

Toronto: Syl Apps (Of course, and his grandson is one of the greatest Trenton Titans ever too!)

Vancouver: Pavel Bure (Wrong, Naslund!)

Washington: Rod Langway (Oh come on! Bondra!)

So there it is! What’ya think?


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