So basically, for me, it's the same thing as the "greatest players" except that you ignore longevity. I was gonna make a simple list, but you know me, I had to go on and expand on each player and stuff.
1. Wayne Gretzky
Gretzky is the most dominant player, period. He controlled the ice like none other. It seemed like he always knew exactly what was going to happen.
2. Bobby Orr
No defense man ever dominated like Orr. He could change the speed of the game with just one rush.
3. Mario Lemieux
Lemieux dominated with such an unstoppable force during his reign.
4. Mike Bossy
One of the best snipers of all-time. He could make nothing turn into a goal with a good shot.
5. Dominik Hasek
He gets bonus points for his nick-name.
. The Dominator really dominated when he was at the top of his game. Some others were more consistent, but few were better during their best moments.
6. Joe Malone
If you've never heard of Joe Malone, look him up. He's the only player with more than 100 games that has scored MORE than 1 goal per game. He scored a mind boggling 44 goals in 20 games in 1917-18. He also scored 7 goals in one game, another record.
7. Marcel Dionne
Over 1.3 points per game over his career. Dionne had six seasons of 50 goals or more as well as six seasons of 120 points or more, including three consecutive 130+ point seasons.
8. Pavel Bure
No bias here. Seriously. Most of this list is based off statistics. The stat that put Bure on this list is his career goals per game. He has the 3rd highest goals-per-game of players since 1940 (min. 100 games).
9. Sidney Crosby
Thus far Sidney Crosby has slowly been dominating the league more and more. When he started in the NHL he was one of the most dominant players in the league. Now, he's pretty much the undisputed most dominant player in the league. He hasn't finished his career yet, but so far he's been very dominant when he's healthy.
10. Valeri Kharlamov
The only non-NHLer on the list, Kharlamov completely dominated with the Red Army team in the 1970s. He didn't let up against Canada in the 1972 Summit Series, when Canada had to get Bobby Clarke to break his ankle to stop him from almost single handedly beating the Canadians.