Since his records destroy all Gretzky is the best forward, no one else will ever have the league retire their number. Maybe in 2,000 years.
For Goalie, Patrick Roy, he was the ultimate clutch goalie and he left the game early when he was still at the top of his game.
The best defensemen is Ray Bourque who had the ultimate combination of brutal defense and one of the most famous and powerful slap shots in history.
@ Marks You are off my friends list buddy for slandering Roy.