The Best (Hockey)

Steven Stamkos
Steven Stamkos is one of the world’s top forwards and an elite goalscorer in the NHL – despite being only 22 years old. Stamkos is known for a lightning-quick release and deadly accurate snap shot; he ranks alongside retired NHL greats Bobby and Brett Hull and Mike Bossy as a […]

Steven Stamkos – wiki

Pavel Datsyuk 1
The Detroit Red Wings’ Pavel Datsyuk can lay legitimate claim to being the best hockey player in the world over the past half-dozen seasons. Not only is he perennially at or near the top of team and league scoring, he is also the NHL’s best stickhandler by a wide margin […]

Pavel Datsyuk – wiki

Gordie Howe
Until the ascendance in the 1970s of Bobby Orr, and the later dominance during the 80s and early 90s of Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe was most often named as the Best Player Ever in hockey. Howe played his best hockey in the 50s and 60s in the old six-team NHL, […]

Gordie Howe – wiki

With this winter’s World Junior Championships right around the corner, who better to focus on than Canadian wunderkind Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, the 19-year-old Edmonton Oilers centre currently plying his trade with the Oklahoma City Barons – but doubtless on the threshold of a long and stellar NHL career. RNH will have […]

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins wiki

Mark Messier
Mark Messier is most often named as the greatest leader ever to play pro hockey. He is the only player to have captained two different teams to the Stanley Cup (Edmonton Oilers and New York Rangers). Though noted for his tough play and dynamic personality, he also ranks second overall […]

Profile: Mark Messier

Steve Yzerman
Steve Yzerman (“Stevie Y” to fans) epitomized the phrase “team player” – the youngest captain in Detroit Red Wings’ history (21 yrs old) and the longest-serving captain in any major North American professional sport (20 years); a prolific scorer (his career-high 155 points in a single season is the 3rd-highest […]

Profile: Steve Yzerman

Mario Lemieux
Mario Lemieux’s nickname (“The Magnificent One”) was not just a riff on that of his great peer and rival, Wayne “The Great One” Gretzky. “Magnificent” also summed up Lemieux’s remarkable achievements as a dominant force in the NHL for the better part of 18 seasons: from the ease with which […]

Profile: Mario Lemieux