Later this week, the NHL will unveil it's list of the Top 100 players in league history. But they're not actually ranking it, which seems to take half the fun out of the whole thing.
Well, I can't do much about the loser point or low-scoring games or most of the other things I complain about. But with the help of a few friends, I can do something about this.
Biscuits co-host Dave Lozo and I have teamed with Puck Daddy's Greg Wyshynski to present The 100 Greatest Player in NHL History (And Other Stuff): An Arbitrary Collection of Arbitrary Lists. It's an ebook that you can purchase from Amazon and iTunes, with other sources to come.
For the cost of a magazine -- $8 Canadian/$6 American -- you get:
- Our Top 100, counted down from 100 to 1.
- Writeups for each player -- you're pretty much guaranteed to learn something you didn't know about hockey history.
- Other arbitrary lists, including Gary Bettman's worst decisions, and my predictions for what the NHL will look like when it turns 125.
- A dissenter's section, in which the three of us rip into each other's worst rankings.
- Your personal favorite player, who is guaranteed to not be ranked high enough.
- The list Dave Lozo was born to write: 100 NHL players whose names sound vaguely dirty.
(More formats are on the way; I'll update here as they arrive.)
Once you own it, feel free to contact Dave, Greg and I directly to tell us which specific rankings were our biggest mistakes.
And as always, thanks for your continued support. This was a fun project to work on, and I hope you enjoy it.