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Joe Sakic and the top 10 NHL centers of all-time


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#1 OFFLINE   CoyoteQ

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:52 AM

There's no question that Joe Sakic is one of the greatest players of his generation, or any generation. His induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame this week underscores that, as do his lofty places on the NHL's all-time scoring lists, despite skating through quasi-legal clutches and grabs for a good portion of his prime. (And actually facing goaltenders with technique, and defensive systems designed to shut him down.)

But what about at his position?

If you were going to craft a Top 10 all-time greatest centers, Sakic would make the cut. But where?
Adrian Dater of the Denver Post put together a group of 10 great hockey minds (OK, nine and myself) to ascertain where Sakic falls in the "best of all-time" ranking, ahead of the former Colorado Avalanche captain's induction.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:53 AM

Congrats again, Super Joe!
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:09 AM

Hard to disagree with those lists, although there are probably some more from the golden era who could be added to it.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:39 PM

Still loved Joe Sakic, we will forgive him for being an Av.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:09 AM

My list:
Sakic.

That's all.

Ok, ok, lemme try and put my bias aside, yeah I know he's not the best guy to play hockey ever. I'd still take him over Yzerman though. Guess I didn't put my bias aside after all :gap:
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