Prior to the delayed start of the 2017 Centennial Classic between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings, the NHL began its 100th year celebrations with the introduction of 33 of the 100 greatest players in league history.
The players mostly represent the Original Six era from 1917-1966 and were voted on by a “Blue Ribbon Panel” that consisted of 58 individuals, ranging from league and team executives, media and former players.
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No real surprises. All legendary players, some of whom even have trophies named after them. One even has his own chain of coffee shops throughout North America.
The rest of the 67 players on the 100 greatest NHL players list will be announced during All-Star Weekend later this month in Los Angeles.
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