Top 10 Swedish Hockey Players of All Time

Top 10 Swedish Hockey Players of All Time

Though Swedish hockey players had made their way over to the NHL before, it wasn’t until Borje Salming arrived in the 1970s that we started to see Swedish hockey players arrive en masse in the NHL. Since that time there have been an ever increasing number of Swedish hockey stars crossing to match their talent against players from the best hockey nations in the best hockey league in the world. With each passing year more and more Swedish hockey players can be found among the NHL’s...

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Top 10 Russian Hockey Players of All Time

Top 10 Russian Hockey Players of All Time

No one in Canada knew just how good the Soviets were at hockey until we were stunned by their skill and their speed at the 1972 Summit Series. Canadians watched in open-mouthed dismay as the crafty Russians skated circles around our boys on our home soil. Our team may have come into the series brimming with cocky self-assurance, but by the midway point of the series our team, and we as a nation, had been thoroughly disabused of the notion that beating the Soviets was going to be a walk in the...

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Top 10 American Hockey Players of All Time

Top 10 American Hockey Players of All Time

Compiling a list of the top 10 American hockey players of all time was more challenging than I anticipated. Though hockey falls far behind baseball, basketball, and football in the hearts and minds of most Americans, as a nation they have still produced many incredibly talented players, and after the 1980 Miracle on Ice have really enjoyed a surge of interest in the sport that has led to success at the international level on a regular basis these days. Many on the list of the top 10 American...

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Top 10 Finnish Hockey Players of All Time

Top 10 Finnish Hockey Players of All Time

Before I start this list of the top 10 Finnish hockey players of all time I should state that these top 10 Finnish hockey players make the list because of their NHL accomplishments. There are no doubt several great Finnish hockey players that never played in the NHL that could potentially crack the list, but since they never played in the NHL they are ineligible for this particular list. Without further ado, here are my picks for the top 10 Finnish hockey players of all time: 10 – Petri...

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Top 10 New York Rangers of All Time

Top 10 New York Rangers of All Time

Picking the top 10 New York Rangers of all time, as with any original six team, was a difficult challenge. Though the New York Rangers only have 1 Stanley Cup since 1940 they have seen some legendary hockey players come and go in that time. When creating this list of the top 10 New York Rangers of all time I tried to include players from many different eras, and tried to represent all positions. No easy task with so many players to choose from. Still, looking at the list, I think I’m...

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Top 10 Biggest NHL Draft Busts of All Time

Top 10 Biggest NHL Draft Busts of All Time

NHL scouts have a tough job. Evaluating natural talent isn’t so difficult. Even a knowledgeable fan can detect when a kid has the skills and the hockey sense to be a potential star. The tough part for the scouts is determining which of these talented kids will be able to make the transition to the NHL. In most cases they do an admirable job, but once in a while they are just dead wrong. Every now and then a kid comes along that looks like a slam dunk to enjoy a stellar NHL career, yet...

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