The 50 Most Underrated Players in NHL History

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The 50 Most Underrated Players in NHL History
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There is no end to the talk of who the greatest players in the NHL are. The greatest scorers, the greatest skaters, the greatest leaders. Former and current goalies are debated endlessly as to whose the best we've ever seen between the pipes. It never ends when we talk about the greats, but what about the great players we never talk about?

What about the most underrated players in the history of our great league?

That's where a not-so-popular debate can begin. Who are the players that rarely get brought up in the 'great debates,' yet belong right in the middle of them? That's where we realize that when we talk about the NHL's best, we often underestimate the careers of so many. 

Plenty of legendary scorers, playmakers and goalies who did just as much as some of the most heralded netminders, yet don't see the same respect aimed their way. The higher they're ranked on the list, the more they're body of work goes unrecognized combined with how much they really did during their careers. 

Here are the 50 most underrated players in NHL history.

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