Recently The Hockey News had a poll, asking readers who the best player in the NHL is. Now, while it’s no surprise that no Buffalo Sabres players were on that list, it did get me thinking of the past five Stanley Cup winners, and how many of these players did/do these champions possess. So, after the jump, let’s look at that list and gawk with jealousy, shall we?
This is The Hockey News list:
Topics:2012 Top NHL Draft Prospects, Alex Ovechkin, Anze Kopitar, Brad Richards, Buffalo Sabres, Claude Giroux, Corey Perry, Daniel Sedin, Drew Doughty, Erik Karlsson, Evgeni Malkin, Henrik Sedin, Henrik Zetterberg, Ilya Kovalchuk, Jarome Iginla, Jaromir Jagr, Jason Pominville, Joe Thornton, Jonathan Toews, Martin St. Louis, Nail Yakupov, Nicklas Backstrom, Niklas Lidstrom, Pavel Datsyuk, Pekka Rinne, Phil Kessel, Ryan Getzlaf, Ryan Miller, Shea Weber, Sidney Crosby, Steven Stamkos, Thomas Vanek, Tim Thomas, Tyler Myers, Zach Parise, Zdeno Chara
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