There's a thread in the NBA forum mentioning how Michael Jordan is without a doubt the best player in the world, and it mentions other sports, including hockey. Most said Wayne Gretzky was without a doubt, the best player ever. I noticed Gordie Howe, Bobby Orr (ranked at #1 in there in a few posts), Mario Lemeuix, and Mark Messier were all mentioned as the #2 players. We're even forgetting some all-time greats like Brett Hull, Steve Yzerman, Mike Bossy, Joe Sakic, Jaromir Jagr, Nick Lidstrom, Ray Bourque, Dom Hasek, Martin Brodeur, and so on.
Looking at peaks, careers, and so on. What is your top ten list of the greatest players of all-time?