The TOP 25 future superstars of the NHL

As we see the superstars of toady approach their final years in the league, such as Roy, Sakic, Yzerman, Lemieux, their is a new generation of elite players who will take the torch and represent the new superstars of the league.This article selects the TOP 25 players who are born in 1977 or later and ranks them in the TOP 25. It was hard leaving out Jeff O’neill, Jose Theodore and others because they were born in 1976, but I had to draw a line somewhere.

Some of these players may already be superstars in your minds but there is no way you can put them in the same sentence as Roy, Lemieux or Sakic just yet. Let’s stir up some controversy starting at #25:

25. F Pavel Datsyuk

24. G Dan Blackburn

23. D Tomas Kaberle

22. F Daniel Briere

21. G Martin Biron

20. D Jay Mckee

19. D Brad Stuart

18. F Alex Tanguay

17. F Martin Havlat

16. D Wade Redden

15. F Erik Cole

14. F Sergei Samsonov

13. F Kristian Huselius

12. F Brad Richards

11. F Mark Parrish

10. D Eric Brewer

9. F Patrick Marleau

8. F Marian Gaborik

7. F Mike Comrie

6. G Roberto Luongo

5. F Joe Thornton

4. F Dany Heatley

3. F Jarome Iginla

2. F Ilya Kovalchuk

1. Simon Gagne

I am expecting lots of different opinions, it was very hard to rank these players because they are all exeptional hockey players. It was also hard to compare goalies w/ forwards and forwards w/ D-men. I probably left out a few significant guys!??!….let me know.

I think Simon Gagne is everything you could want in a hockey player.