Top-100 Hockey Players of All-Time

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  1. Canadiens1958

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    Reinforcing the notion that only retired players should be considered.
     
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    He is 2nd in goals, 4th in points, 1st in GPG (among the top 25 goal scorers), T4 in PPG (among the top 25 scorers). I don't mind context being added to these as long as it is offered in statistical form rather than speculative narrative.

    This could be countered with a quality of competition analysis. The Caps did seem to face some tough defensive competition for awhile.

    I think moving him out of the Top Ten playoff performers of his era is less reasonable than having him in the Top Ten.

    Off the top of my head:

    Clearly ahead:

    Crosby
    Malkin
    Toews
    Kane
    Keith
    Zetterberg

    Any others than should be clearly rated ahead of him?
     
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    If this your point of view fine. But why do the results of this totally flawed project bother you so much then. You have been asked where you would rank Ovechkin and Hull and you have been asked to give us your top 20. This would be interesting if nothing else. If you are not willing to do this then your opinion is meaningless.
     
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    Fair enough. I will submit a top 20. But I'm not going to rush and cobble it together. It will take some time.
     
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    Sid is a bad baseline in this regard. The point swing is almost certainly not proportionate to league wide scoring per round.

    As much as this point is made about later rounds, somebody ought to be compiling the data on team GPG by playoff round. If that data exists, I have not seen it.

    Ovechkin has played a disproportionate number of playoff games against Lundqvist - who in those years had a good defense in front of him.
     
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    Yeah, this is getting really creepy/uncomfortable/gross now...I can't imagine looking at the game with the eyes of my heart in such an incredibly irresponsible way. Let's move it on. I guess keep some of the posts somewhere because I'm sure there's some stats in there that people worked at, but this can go now...
     
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    Yup. It seems that in order to take part in a project like this and not go insane you need to pretend this point you've made isn't valid. They either deny it matters or pretend their "eye test" is good enough to place Hull above Ovechkin. Some actually believe Hull faced "stiffer competition", as if pre-baby boom Canada produced more elite talent than the world can now. Don't waste your time, no matter how many people or times this is pointed out the general consensus in this section is to deny it and keep pretending.

    I don't care much for Ovi but I'll have my popcorn out if he continues to accomplish a lot personally and his team wins another Cup. Unfortunately, I think many here will place Hull above him no matter what happens cause that's just what they do.
     
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    What player or players currently ranked in the Top 100 project is, in your opinion, ranked lower than what a performance vs. peers analysis would dictate?
     
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    Performance vs. peers or "peer to peer" analysis alone stinks. It's a lazy way to do it but if one chooses to do it that way then at least admit that's all that's being done and adding other context is too much to even consider. To me, having half of the top 10 come from the O6 is similar to old time Soviet fans having half of their top 10 list comprised of the Soviet greats who dominated their domestic league. That would be mocked here for obvious reasons but for some reason it's okay to pretend the O6 was a super league that somehow had more value than the modern NHL even though it often just had domestic Canadian talent and nothing more.
     
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    That's an idea but then the list wouldn't be very accurate then would it?

    I mean all players are analyzed the same way right?
     
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    Seems like you've had plenty of time, it's not a difficult exercise as this project has 40 players listed already.
     
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    What???? Complete career analysis is the same as a partial career analysis?

    Post career, no projections. Active career projections whether overt or implied are always there.
     
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    Closing now until the next vote. Take it to the main boards.
     
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    Robinson fell from 31 to 37. I think he's one of the best, if not the best, post-O6 defensive dman.
     
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    I think that has something to do with Ovi and Crosby making the list, as well as Jagr rebounding a bit (was he above Jagr in the last project?)
     
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    One of maybe - definitely not the best post 06 defenseman. Bourque, Lidstrom and Potvin all placed ahead of him, without too much surprise.
     
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    Crosby/Ovechkin making the list, Nighbor being discovered, Makarov and Fetisov (to a lesser extent, as he was already ranked highly) being reappraised. Not really a fall for Robinson, but rather others claiming their rightful spot on the list.
     
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    Cook, Brodeur and Sakic also pasted Robinson.

    Chelios was 41st last time & this time as well, so that would really be a marked improvement. Over-emphasis on longevity this time could explain it.
     
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    Greater respect for pre-WW2 and post-1990 players this time around.
     
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    Result of a much better understanding.
     
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    Noticed that Mikita is the guy who had the most players with a finished legacy passing him compared to the 2009 list (Kelly, Potvin, Nighbor, Messier, Lafleur) or even the center project (Messier, Nighbor). Is there anything in particular that was "discovered" which makes him look worse?


    Alright Lalonde lost quite a bit too, but big movements for lesser known players is expected.
     
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    IMO, it shows declining respect for original 6 players.
     
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    The discussion was about the drop of Larry Robinson though, a non-O6 player.
     
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    Some non-participants made remarks that were more off-topic (and less accurate) than this one.
     
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    Not sure what your issue is with non-participants. Discussion isn't restricted to the voters.
     
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