Top 10: The Best Forwards the NHL Has To Offer

Svyato Rovenchuk@TorontosClassicSenior Writer IMay 19, 2009

Top 10: The Best Forwards the NHL Has To Offer

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10. Ilya Kovalchuk

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    ATLANTA - MARCH 6:  Forward Ilya Kovalchuk #17 of the Atlanta Thrashers skates with the puck during the game against the Montreal Canadiens at Philips Arena on March 6, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  The Thrashers beat the Canadiens 2-0.  (Photo by Mike Zarri

9. Vincent Lecavalier

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    WASHINGTON - MARCH 27:  Vincent Lecavalier #4 of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates against the Washington Capitals on March 27, 2009 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

8. Brad Richards

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    DALLAS - FEBRUARY 03:  Center Brad Richards #91 of the Dallas Stars celebrates his goal with Stephane Robidas #3 and Nicklas Grossman #2 during the third period at the American Airlines Center on February 3, 2009 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martin

7. Henrik Zetterberg

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    DETROIT - MAY 14:  Henrik Zetterberg #40 of the Detroit Red Wings tries to control the puck in front of Scott Niedermayer #27 of the Anaheim Ducks during Game Seven of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 14, 2009

6. Joe Thornton

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    SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 28:  Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks skates against the Phoenix Coyotes during an NHL game on March 28, 2009 at HP Pavilion at San Jose in San Jose, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

5. Pavel Datsyuk

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    COLUMBUS, OHIO - APRIL 23:  Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings skates with the puck against the Columbus Blue Jackets during Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 23, 2009 at the Nationwide Are

4. Jarome Iginla

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    CALGARY, AB - APRIL 22: Jarome Iginla #12 and Dion Phaneuf #3 of the Calgary Flames celebrate Iginla's empty net goal to seal the win against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on A

3. Sidney Crosby

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    WASHINGTON - MAY 13: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins waits for the faceoff against the Washington Capitals during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinal  Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on May 13, 2009 in Wash

2. Evgeni Malkin

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    PITTSBURGH - MAY 18:  Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates his goal with Tyler Kennedy #48 against the Carolina Hurricanes during Game One of the Eastern Conference Championship Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 18, 2009 at

1. Alexander Ovechkin

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    SUNRISE, FL - FEBRUARY 15: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals scores a first period goal against the Florida Panthers on February 15, 2009 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)