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has to be Gretzky. Mario would be a close second though.

As for Goalie, I have always liked Martin Brodeur more than Roy.

NOTE: There is a typo in Hasek's description "his peak performance with Buffalo and the Czech national team from 1993 through 1992 is hard to match."



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amp316 said:
It's Wayne Gretzky. No question. He is the greatest hockey player of all time.

Being that I am a Blackhawks fan I always loved guys like Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita, and Denis Savard but Wayne was the best. Honorable mention goes to Mario Lemieux.


Have you all not seen this article?

 

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=greatest%20hockey%20player&source=web&cd=4&ved=0CE0QqQIwAw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.chicagotribune.com%2Fsports%2Fhockey%2Fblackhawks%2Fct-spt-1211-chelios-blackhawks-chicago--20111211%2C0%2C4397303.story&ei=GEroTqG3FMyztwfcheH2CQ&usg=AFQjCNFiRKyMa-xZ4BJSJ36r3V-4MPA6cg&cad=rja



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Metrium said:

And chocoloco, for Marks defense... you have to admit that Roy was kind of a douche... (but I still love him :P)

Roy wasd cocky, but it was also what we loved about him in Colorado. We always believed he could win and would show everyone he knew he could do it. Also it is pretty well known in Colorado that Roy will eventually become the head coach. He has talked to the orginization about it many times.



spurgeonryan said:
amp316 said:
It's Wayne Gretzky. No question. He is the greatest hockey player of all time.

Being that I am a Blackhawks fan I always loved guys like Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita, and Denis Savard but Wayne was the best. Honorable mention goes to Mario Lemieux.


Have you all not seen this article?

 

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=greatest%20hockey%20player&source=web&cd=4&ved=0CE0QqQIwAw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.chicagotribune.com%2Fsports%2Fhockey%2Fblackhawks%2Fct-spt-1211-chelios-blackhawks-chicago--20111211%2C0%2C4397303.story&ei=GEroTqG3FMyztwfcheH2CQ&usg=AFQjCNFiRKyMa-xZ4BJSJ36r3V-4MPA6cg&cad=rja

Maybe the greatest player at getting DUIs.

All jokes aside, Chris Chelios played far too long.  He was fantastic in his prime though.



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chocoloco said:
Metrium said:

And chocoloco, for Marks defense... you have to admit that Roy was kind of a douche... (but I still love him :P)

Roy wasd cocky, but it was also what we loved about him in Colorado. We always believed he could win and would show everyone he knew he could do it. Also it is pretty well known in Colorado that Roy will eventually become the head coach. He has talked to the orginization about it many times.

Funny you say that, because around 1month ago, with the awfull season start the habs had, rumors were saying the same thing about him becoming montreal's head coach. He is currently coaching a minor hockey team in quebec city (he is also co-owner i think) and he keeps saying that he wants to stay there for a while... not sure if its true tho, it might be, because i think if he rly wanted to make the jump to the NHL, he would have done it a long time ago.

And yeah, he was extremely cocky, thats why loved him and that is also why alot of ppl hate him. I dont think I will ever get over the fact that we traded him to you guys >.<

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My favorite Hockey player was and always will be Pavol Demitra, may he and all those aboard that horrible flight rest in peace.  I've been a Blues fan for life and had myself a ton of great Hockey stars to look up to, but for some reason, Pavol became my favorite in my youth.

Currently, I'm very excited and proud of Vladimir Sobotka, that tiny guy plays with a lot of heart.  And my god, Brian Elliott is playing the season of every goalie's career right now, its too bad he's the backup, lol, otherwise he'd have a lot more games in.



chocoloco said:

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.


lol just said I didn't like him, I still called him the best goalie of all time though. 

Also no way I would pick Bourque over Bobby Orr, Denny Potvin, Coffey or Scottie Stevens. 



Diablerie said:

My favorite Hockey player was and always will be Pavol Demitra, may he and all those aboard that horrible flight rest in peace.  I've been a Blues fan for life and had myself a ton of great Hockey stars to look up to, but for some reason, Pavol became my favorite in my youth.

Currently, I'm very excited and proud of Vladimir Sobotka, that tiny guy plays with a lot of heart.  And my god, Brian Elliott is playing the season of every goalie's career right now, its too bad he's the backup, lol, otherwise he'd have a lot more games in.


I was sad to hear he died, was a great player. "My name is Pavol and nice Demitra"



spurgeonryan said:
amp316 said:
It's Wayne Gretzky. No question. He is the greatest hockey player of all time.

Being that I am a Blackhawks fan I always loved guys like Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita, and Denis Savard but Wayne was the best. Honorable mention goes to Mario Lemieux.


Have you all not seen this article?

 

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=greatest%20hockey%20player&source=web&cd=4&ved=0CE0QqQIwAw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.chicagotribune.com%2Fsports%2Fhockey%2Fblackhawks%2Fct-spt-1211-chelios-blackhawks-chicago--20111211%2C0%2C4397303.story&ei=GEroTqG3FMyztwfcheH2CQ&usg=AFQjCNFiRKyMa-xZ4BJSJ36r3V-4MPA6cg&cad=rja


Ahhh Chelios isn't even the best American born, let alone best anything. As far as Americans go I'd take Keith Tkachuk, Mike Modano, Brett Hull (depending if you consider him Canadian or American) or Timmy Thomas easily. And those are just off the top of my head, sure there's a lot more. 



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This is a bit like asking who the greatest basketball player of all time is. There are plenty of classics, but for hockey, there's really only one right answer (Gretzky).