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Joined: September 22nd, 2006, 4:37 pm

February 14th, 2007, 2:06 am #1

In 1998 The Hockey News published 100 greatest players ever. Can anybody help me to complete that list? I have 98 names; the missing numbers are 78 and 95.
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Joined: April 1st, 2006, 11:14 pm

February 14th, 2007, 2:42 am #2

I thought it was just 1-50, Atleast thats the Hockey News Collectors Edition I own.

Andrew
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February 14th, 2007, 2:48 am #3

In 1998 The Hockey News published 100 greatest players ever. Can anybody help me to complete that list? I have 98 names; the missing numbers are 78 and 95.
The book lists the top 100 players. Number 78 is Steve Yzerman and 95 is Dominik Hasek.
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Joined: September 22nd, 2006, 4:37 pm

February 14th, 2007, 3:01 am #4

In 1998 The Hockey News published 100 greatest players ever. Can anybody help me to complete that list? I have 98 names; the missing numbers are 78 and 95.
Thanks a lot Gary

That is what exactly I was wondering about - where are those 2 who won 2 last Stanley Cups (Hasek - 2 Hart trophies, 4 Vezina)


...and how Chelios can be #40 so much ahead of them !?!?!?!
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Joined: April 27th, 2004, 7:05 pm

February 14th, 2007, 5:31 am #5

In 1998 The Hockey News published 100 greatest players ever. Can anybody help me to complete that list? I have 98 names; the missing numbers are 78 and 95.
Elmar - When the list came out there was a fair bit of controversy surrounding Yzerman. However, that list would be different now as that was 8 years ago. Both Hasek and Yzerman would receive higher rankings.

As I have always said Orr actually finished first because Stan Fischler voted him no better than 13th. If Fischler had not been allowed to vote, Orr would have been first and Gretzky second.
Last edited by aro67 on February 14th, 2007, 1:05 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: November 21st, 2006, 3:43 pm

February 14th, 2007, 12:50 pm #6

In 1998 The Hockey News published 100 greatest players ever. Can anybody help me to complete that list? I have 98 names; the missing numbers are 78 and 95.
Who the hell is Stan Fischler and why is someone who with such an obviously severe crack habit being asked their opinion on such an important issue ?

As obviously subjective as these things are I think we can all agree that Stevie Y needs to be top-20. At least put him ahead of Chris Chelios. Yeesh.
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Joined: June 15th, 2006, 4:13 pm

February 14th, 2007, 1:00 pm #7

In 1998 The Hockey News published 100 greatest players ever. Can anybody help me to complete that list? I have 98 names; the missing numbers are 78 and 95.
Fischler is a hockey historian who has written more hockey books than anyone can count. Many of these books have a lot of the same information in them, but he has done quite a bit of research on the history of the game.

I agree that Steve Yzerman needs to be moved up in the rankings, but he continued to show his greatness in the later part of his career. When the list is done again, I feel sure that he will move up in the rankings. He has developed quite a following over the past few years.

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Joined: November 21st, 2006, 3:43 pm

February 14th, 2007, 1:10 pm #8

In 1998 The Hockey News published 100 greatest players ever. Can anybody help me to complete that list? I have 98 names; the missing numbers are 78 and 95.
Anyone who has Bobby Orr as the 13th best hockey player needs to revisit their research methods; that is beyond insane. He must have been one of the guys that Bobby disowned (just finished reading the new book).

The great thing about Stevie Y was how he changed his game as he aged, from an offensive power to a more defensive role as he lost a step and the make-up of the team changed. Plus his leadership of course. My favorite non-Bruin ! Wish he had gone to the last Olympics, we needed him.
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Joined: September 22nd, 2006, 4:37 pm

February 14th, 2007, 2:09 pm #9

In 1998 The Hockey News published 100 greatest players ever. Can anybody help me to complete that list? I have 98 names; the missing numbers are 78 and 95.
Albie, that was not my point. The list would be completely different now.
For instance, I am sure that Brodeur would take someone's place.

But how Chelios could be so high, ahead of Horton, Perreault, Joliat, and others. I do not even think he was any better than Scott Stevens or Al Macinnis (but of course, it is a matter of taste).

Speaking of age, Sakic was #94 being 4 years younger than Yzerman and only 29 at the time the list was made.

And it is hard for me to accept the fact that there are 3 Czechs, 1 Swede,
and 1 Finn in the list and no Russians

One more thing... Theoretically I could understand when someone puts Gretzky,
Howe, Richard, or Lemieux as better players than Orr but where did Fischer get 8 more???
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Joined: January 17th, 2007, 8:33 pm

February 14th, 2007, 2:39 pm #10

In 1998 The Hockey News published 100 greatest players ever. Can anybody help me to complete that list? I have 98 names; the missing numbers are 78 and 95.
is that guy on drugs or something,i know stan fichler for all his contributions to many books and articles,what happened to him when he voted orr at 13 that day??? maybe he had a dispute with orr that week.anyways lets put bobby orr in all 6 positions VS. gretzky in all 6 positions=====bobby orr #1 hands down!!!! p.s. bobby orr won 2 art ross trophy's (scoring champions) twice.no other defence will ever do that again,he also changed the game of hockey forever with his offensive rushes.need i say more.
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