Ranking the 10 Smoothest Skaters in NHL History

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Ranking the 10 Smoothest Skaters in NHL History
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Skating is a huge part of the game of hockey. If you can't skate well, you can't get to the puck or the puck carrier, and any other skills you may have can be nullified. Today we will rank the 10 smoothest skaters in NHL history.

The smoothest skaters are not always the fastest, although speed certainly does help. The players on this list could change the course of the game with their skating skills by eluding opponents with their fakes, their skill and/or their speed. They were able to control the puck and the game as a result of their smooth skating.

Feel free to comment on the list, mentioning any player you feel should be higher or who I may have omitted altogether. The "next 10" are included in the honorable mention slide. As always, please mention why you feel your choice belongs on the list and who you would remove if he is added on.

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