who are the top 10 forwards in the NHL?

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  1. Economist

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    Who are currently the best of the best?

    Crosby
    Toews
    Kane
    Ovechkin
    Datsyuk
    Malkin
    Stamkos
    Duchene
    H.Sedin
    Tavares

    honourable mention: Zetterberg, St.Louis, Kopitar, Backstrom
     
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    Nice list, wouldn't include Sedin though.

    Even when he's a PPG+ he just feels like a low impact player. Would replace him with Getzlaf.
     
  3. Duchene lol..?
     
  4. Glenn Isildur Healy

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    I agree with 9 of the top 10

    Don't think Duchene is top 10 yet. I have MSL instead
     
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    I've watched 5 avalanche games this season and his skating and shot are amazing... he looks like Crosby volume 2 right now. I no it's a small sample size but it's not like he's a no named guy he's been a star for a couple years now
     
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    Honestly its so difficult to pin point a top 10.

    Duchene is an amazing player though to the guy who said he isnt top 10 material.
     
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    Don't think hes been a star for a couple of years now. If you look at it statistically, in 11-12, he had 28 points in 58 games

    He has risen his level of play lately though. Give it time
     
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    Think the list needs more Giroux...at the very least as an honorable mention imo..
     
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    There's a universal list with some others being debatable.

    Crosby
    Malkin
    Ovechkin
    Stamkos
    Toews
    Datsyuk
     
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    Nothing to lol about. This guy can be a one man cycling machine. His offense is elite. I haven't seen him play a lot to comment on his defensive game. Maybe that's his weakness? Not sure.
     
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    He went cold coming back from a knee injury.
     
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    Agreed.

    Beside the fact that Kane had a quicker start to his career, I don't see how he is any better than Kessel.

    Duchene doesn't belong on that list. (Yet, anyhow.)
     
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    Sub in duchene with Kessel and I agree
     
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    Ya I think there is a definite top 5-6 and the others could be one of about 12 players.
     
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    Kessel is a top 10 scorer but even as a Leaf fan I'd have him out of the top 10. Probably in the 15-20 range
     
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    You can make strong arguments for many players. What has Duchene done that kessel hasn't?
     
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    He’s younger, he’s not a leaf, and he’s Canadian.

    And obviously I don’t think Duchene is “better” than Kessel
     
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    Tavares is overated he has done nothing more than Kessel in all areas. If you consider Tavares top 10 you have to consider Kessel. Sheesh had to listen to the Carolina broadcast and their announcers commented that Kessel was the number 2 or 3 sniper in the league while skating get at full speed.
     
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    Ovechkin - Crosby - Malkin
    Stampkos - Datsyuk - MSL
    Tavares - Toewes - Kessel/zetteberg
    Perry - Getzlaf - Couture
     
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    I've been saying this for a while now.

    In the past 4 years, Kessel has produced 64, 82, 52 and now 14 points.

    In the past 4 years, Tavares has produced 67, 81, 47 and now 13 points.

    Where is the separation?
     
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    This.
    Kessel has more points this season, over the last 2 seasons, over the last 3 seasons and over the last 4 seasons.

    Yet according to HF Kane is a top 10 players and Kessel isn't even top 20.
     
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    imo

    Crosby
    Ovechkin
    Malkin
    Stamkos
    Toews
    Datsyuk
    Kane
    Tavares
    Zetterberg
    ?? (seriously so many players can fit in here)

    Kessel in the top 15-20 as someone else stated.
     
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    If we're talking stats only, Kessel is in the top 10 for sure.
     
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    Kessel
    Lupul
    JVR
    Kadri
    Clarkson
    Crosby
    Stamkos
    Ovechkin
    Malkin
    Datsyuk
     
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    True fan right here. :handclap:
     

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