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The NHL's 50 Greatest Non-North American Players


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#1 thegerkin

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:07 PM

The NHL's 50 Greatest Non-North American Players. This is by Bleacher Report, so take it as such :blind:

Current or former Red Wings:

#1 - Nicklas Lidstrom
#5 - Dominik Hasek
#6 - Pavel Datsyuk
#13 - Sergei Fedorov
#23 - Marion Hossa (throwing this one in)
#33 - Henrik Zetterberg
#41 - Igor Larionov
#46 - Slava Fetisov

#2 BottleOfSmoke

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:16 PM

Well I guess we know where the Bleacher Report stands on the Red Wings Greatest Russian debate... :lol:

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 10:08 AM

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 10:21 AM

Sergei should be in the top 5 hands down.
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#5 GMRwings1983

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 10:22 AM

Strange rankings.

Reminded me of the greatest ever imdb film list, which has Lord of the Rings ranked above Goodfellas and Casablanca.
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Posted 21 September 2012 - 11:14 AM

Well I guess we know where the Bleacher Report stands on the Red Wings Greatest Russian debate... :lol:

Yes, they decided to take the incorrect position. :lol:

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 12:23 PM

I have to wonder how much thought actually went into that list.

No Chara?

Bure should be higher, but it seems like he's holding shorter careers against players on that list. Hasek should probably be up a couple places too.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 07:32 AM

Valtteri Filppula?

Edited by miksteri, 24 September 2012 - 07:33 AM.


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Posted 24 September 2012 - 09:19 AM

Hasek has more of an argument for number 1 than anyoen could make for him all the way down at 5. The top 3 should be Lidstrom, Hasek Jagr without question..

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 09:51 AM

Should be the best players not born in North America. I know it states it in the "rules" but...

I see Stan Mikita as Canadian. He wasn't born here, but he moved here as an 8 year old child and knew nothing about hockey before coming to Canada. He's also played internationally on Team Canada.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 09:23 PM

Datsyuk need a few more years of greatness to pass Sergei.


Lidstrom is the undisputed #1.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 10:02 PM

Valtteri Filppula?

Hope you're joking. Decent player, but not even close on an all-time list.
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