The Hockey News' Top 50 Players

As you probably know, each year the Hockey News releases a list of the top 50 players in hockey. This can spark some fantastic debate, so let’s see who made the list this year.1.) Peter Forsberg

2.) Jarome Iginla

3.) Markus Naslund

4.) Chris Pronger

5.) Dany Heatley

6.) Joe Thornton

7.) Martin Brodeur

8.) Ilya Kovalchuk

9.) Martin St.Louis

10.) Joe Sakic

11.) Mario Lemieux

12.) Nicklas Lidstrom

13.) Scott Niedermayer

14.) Marian Hossa

15.) Mats Sundin

16.) Daniel Alfredsson

17.) Rob Blake

18.) Sergei Fedorov

19.) Nikolai Khabibulin

20.) Jaromir Jagr

21.) Zdeno Chara

22.) Todd Bertuzzi

23.) Mike Modano

24.) Milan Hejduk

25.) Brad Richards

26.) Patrik Elias

27.) Vincent Lecavailer

28.) Martin Havlat

29.) Bill Guerin

30.) Sergei Gonchar

31.) Miikka Kiprusoff

32.) Keith Primeau

33.) Keith Tkachuk

34.) Glen Murray

35.) Ziggy Palffy

36.) Pavol Demitra

37.) Pavel Datsyuk

38.) Roberto Luongo

39.) Marty Turco

40.) Kris Draper

41.) Brenden Morrow

42.) Marian Gaborik

43.) Robert Lang

44.) Alex Tanguay

45.) Adam Foote

46.) Patrick Marleau

47.) Brian Leetch

48.) Jeremy Roenick

49.) Ryan Smyth

50.) Rick Nash

Personally, I don’t have too many issues with the selections. I would have put Scott Niedermayer over Niklas Lidstrom, but that is a close call. I would have also placed Ziggy Palffy in the top 30 at least, over the likes Bill Guerin, and had Pavel Datsyuk higher than Glen Murray and Keith Tkachuk, but it is all opinion.

What do you think:

103 Responses to The Hockey News' Top 50 Players

  1. leafs29 says:

    Im sorry Mr. Ottawa Senators but they are not that good. Yes top 50 but definatly not Alfredson , Hossa, Chara top 3.

    what a joke.

  2. GretzNYR99 says:

    Oliwa’s HOF material for sure, but Belak will be the best ever.

    I’ve never seen a talent quite like him.

    I’ve also never seen fans cringe in fear for their lives when someone winds up to take a shot like they do when Belak shoots…

  3. the_expert_44 says:


    you only argued two of my points, what does that mean? you AGREE with me? HAHAHAHAHAHAH

    i hate st louis, hes just like jason blake but not on my team.

    fedorov didnt do shit in anaheim so far and hes getting old. this isnt from the 90’s or fedorov would be higher

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