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    Inspired by some recent talk about the best players in the NHL, and the TSN Franchise Faceoff, I just got curious about who you guys think are the top 5 guys in the league. Not from a fantasy standpoint but think players to build your team around. I have a tough time with this I think it would go something like this:

    1. Crosby
    2. Doughty
    3. Toews
    4. Kopitar
    5. Giroux

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    As a Kings fan I love seeing both Doughty and Kopitar in your top 5!

    A lot of things to consider, but my top 5 would be:

    1. Crosby
    2. Toews
    3. Doughty
    4. Weber
    5. Stamkos

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    Interesting. I'm going with top 6...
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    They are in my signature

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    Quote Originally Posted by petegreg21 View Post
    As a Kings fan I love seeing both Doughty and Kopitar in your top 5!

    A lot of things to consider, but my top 5 would be:

    1. Crosby
    2. Toews
    3. Doughty
    4. Weber
    5. Stamkos
    I could very well be influenced by their recent performances but Kopitar is just such a treat to watch. So much all around talent. Was a pleasure for me to see him live for the time here in Edmonton this past year.
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    C: Crosby, Malkin, Giroux, Getzlaf, Barkov
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    Quote Originally Posted by ztking View Post
    I could very well be influenced by their recent performances but Kopitar is just such a treat to watch. So much all around talent. Was a pleasure for me to see him live for the time here in Edmonton this past year.
    He's a hell of a player. All things considered he may just be a top 5 player. Hell, Gretzky said he's #3 behind Crosby and Toews. Maybe he's a bit biased as a former King and he was riding the playoff juice, but still, thats pretty high praise!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MolsonX View Post
    They are in my signature
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    C: Crosby, Malkin, Giroux, Getzlaf, Barkov
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    1.Crosby
    2. Malkin
    3. Toews
    4. Weber
    5.Price
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    I might take some flak here...

    Crosby
    Toews
    Stamkos
    Rask
    Weber

    I think I would put Doughty #6, just shades behind Weber (almost a coin-flip there)
    7-9 are probably (in no order, pick your own)
    Giroux
    Tavares
    Malkin
    10 for me is Ovechkin, with Seguin knocking on the door...

    I had to make a list of 10 to show how close it was for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverender9 View Post
    I might take some flak here...

    Crosby
    Toews
    Stamkos
    Rask
    Weber

    I think I would put Doughty #6, just shades behind Weber (almost a coin-flip there)
    7-9 are probably (in no order, pick your own)
    Giroux
    Tavares
    Malkin
    10 for me is Ovechkin, with Seguin knocking on the door...

    I had to make a list of 10 to show how close it was for me
    No right or wrong answer! Aside from maybe not having Crosby as #1 haha, but it's interesting to see everyone's picks.
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    C: Crosby, Malkin, Giroux, Getzlaf, Barkov
    LW: Ovechkin, Benn, Landeskog, E. Kane
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    1. Toews
    2. Crosby
    3. Kopitar
    4. Stamkos
    5. Bergeron

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    Top 5 players:

    Crosby
    Stamkos
    Malkin
    Toews
    Kessel (making his first appearance on this list)

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    1. Toews
    2. Crosby
    3. Tavares
    4. Stamkos
    5. Kopitar

    I would take any of these elite 1C's over any elite Dman or goalie if I was building a team.

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    Crosby
    Toews
    Bergeron
    Kopitar
    Weber

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    1.Crosby
    2.Toews
    3.Kopitar
    4.Bergeron
    5.Giroux
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