It's never easy to create a list of all-time greats, and this one is no exception; we're here to discuss and rank the 50 most skilled players of all time.
First, a few ground rules.
They had to perform in the NHL or WHA. There have been some great hockey players who spent the majority of their career in Europe, but since most of us didn't get a chance to see them perform there on a regular basis, we aren't going to consider that here.
Second, no goalies are on this list. Skilled includes shooting, skating, passing, stickhandling and the like. Goalies have some of these skills, but it's all judged on a different level, so goalies are not eligible for this list.
Obviously, it's tough comparing players from different eras, but I did try.
People are bound to have different opinions, so feel free to chime in and comment on who you feel I may have missed or ranked too high, too low, etc. Comments are always part of the fun.