NHL Player Power Rankings: Definitive Top 20 Heading into 2013 Season

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NHL Player Power Rankings: Definitive Top 20 Heading into 2013 Season
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Who is the best?

Who ya got?

The bar stool/water cooler conversations exist at every level discussing anything from supermodels to hemorrhoid cream. The NHL is no different. Some people put on the fan cap and can only see their own team's colors when they consider who is the best.

Bad news, Florida Panther fans. Kris Versteeg is not on the list. He's a beauty for sure, but he won't make many top 20 lists concerning the best players in the league. Every list is subjective of course, and there can certainly be players considered that may have been omitted.

The NHL is fully loaded with some of the most talented athletes in the world, and the difference between number 15 and number 21 is microscopic. That being said, I welcome the comments and disparaging rhetoric concerning any gross omissions that were made here.

The bottom line is this: The NHL is BACK. Real games are coming soon, and life is good!

Here is my top 20 heading into the abbreviated season. Enjoy now!

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