kilgore Posted December 29, 2016 Share Posted December 29, 2016 Getting a few pundits like Gallagher in a tizzy. http://www.torontosun.com/2016/12/26/orr-was-greater-than-the-great-one-steve-simmons-top-100-nhl-players-of-all-time Orr was greater than The Great One: Steve Simmons' Top 100 NHL players of all time 1. Bobby Orr, D 1966-1979 | Boston, Chicago 657 games played; 270 goals; 645 assists; 915 points Could do everything and then something you’ve never seen before while changing the way the game was played. A combination of speed, power, toughness and offensive brilliance we will never witness again. 2. Wayne Gretzky, C 1979-1999 | Edmonton, Los Angeles, St. Louis, New York 1,487-894-1,963-2,857 Appropriately known as The Great One, no one will ever match his impossible, incredible scoring numbers. SCROLL DOWN TO END OF ARTICLE TO VOTE IN OUR POLL! 3. Mario Lemieux, C 1984-2006 | Pittsburgh 915-690-1,033-1,723 The most extreme combination of size and talent in hockey history. 4. Gordie Howe, RW 1946-1971; 1979-80 | Detroit, Hartford 1,767-801-1,049-1,850 Mr. Hockey. The name and the numbers say it all. 5. Jean Beliveau, C 1950-1971 | Montreal 1,125-507-712-1,219 The hockey player’s hockey player, skilled, smooth, full of grace and universally beloved. 6. Maurice Richard, RW 1942-1960 | Montreal 978-544-421-965 The Rocket — the first 50-goal scorer was an iconic Montreal figure and a 14-time all-star. 7. Bobby Hull, LW 1957-1972; 1979-1980 | Chicago, Winnipeg, Hartford 1,063-610-560-1,170 The most electrifying player in history; everything he did, including the booming slap shot, seemed somehow larger than life. 8. Doug Harvey, D 1948-1964; 1967-1969 | Montreal, New York, Detroit, St. Louis 1,113-88-452-540 In an 11-year period in his prime, Harvey was a first team all-star 10 times and a seven-time Norris Trophy winner. 9. Guy Lafleur, RW 1971-1985; 1988-1991 | Montreal, New York, Quebec 1,126-560-793-1,353 The most beautiful player we’ve ever seen in so many different ways. 10. Sidney Crosby, C 2005-present | Pittsburgh 736-362-614-976 Fifth in history in points per game in an era where scoring is oh so challenging. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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