50 Best Hockey Minds in NHL History

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50 Best Hockey Minds in NHL History
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When looking back at the history of the NHL, there are many ways for somebody to be considered a great hockey mind.

Some players can make this list for the ways they changed the way the game was played on the ice.

Coaches can make this list for introducing innovations, changing the style of play or just winning so many championships that other teams copied their style and the game changed.

General managers can contribute by building dynasties that win over the course of time and change the course of league history.

Meanwhile, there are owners and league officials who change the face of the league, help teams or the league grow and help move the sport forward.

So, here is a list of the 50 greatest hockey minds in NHL history. Feel free to add any people you feel I may have missed or to comment on my choices, but please give reasons for your statements. Discussion is part of the fun.

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