Compiling a list of the best hockey players of all time is sure to stir up some healthy debate. The game has changed so much over the past century that comparing players who starred in different eras is very difficult. Would Gretzky have eclipsed the 200 point plateau if he hadn’t played in the free-wheeling 80s? What sort of numbers would Bobby Orr have put up if he hadn’t been playing on two bad knees throughout his brief career? These are just a couple of the questions that plague hockey historians as they try to rank the greatest NHL players.
Before I begin my countdown I want to preface it by stating that this list will …