A thread on the mainboard about Toews had me thinking, what is the greatest showing of leadership the NHL has ever seen? Messiers guarantee is one that is cited quite a bit but overall I think Yzerman in 2002 has to be the one that takes the cake, at least since the 80s. He played on a knee that needed surgery bad, when he fell down he could hardly get back up, his shoulder was hurt as well if I remember correctly. He went on to put up a point per game while being great defensively over the course of the playoffs. After falling down 2-0 in the first round verse the nucks, he gave a closed door speech for players only in one of the intermissions of game 3. The wings went on to win 4 straight games and eventually the cup. A lot of people thought he should have won the Conn Smythe but it went to Lidstrom, it was arguable but both had great years Anything that can beat that all time?