Ranking the 10 Best Snipers in NHL History

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Ranking the 10 Best Snipers in NHL History
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There is an air of anticipation when a great goal scorer steps on the ice.

It has been that way for decades, whether his name was Richard and skated for the dynastic Montreal Canadiens of the late 1950s, or whether it was Mike Bossy manning the right wing position for the New York Islanders in the 1980s. The minute they stepped on the ice, teammates, coaches and fans expected something dramatic to happen. It usually did.

Richard and Bossy are among the greatest snipers to have played the game. Here's our look at the 10 best in the history of the NHL.

We welcome your opinion and encourage you to give us your nominees as well.

(This is no slight to Marcel Dionne, Steve Yzerman, Steve Shutt or Mark Recchi, but we limited this piece to the 10 best.)

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