The number "9" is of mythic proportions to the game of hockey. The sacred number has been associated with numerous legends of the game.
Think of it as a secret "Da Vinci Code" for the NHL to identify prolific players, but without Tom Hanks or the crappy movie. I have officially decided that "Top 10" lists are pretty played out.
So to keep with the theme, I have decided to give a "Top 9 of the 9's of Hockey," with a couple surprises and rule-bends along the way. Just in time for the end of '09. Enjoy.