I did the top 10 players for the Rangers and Coyotes and this may seem a bit redundant but there is nothing else to write about at this and frankly, I know a few people rely on this blog for their daily entertainment. So here we go.
NOTE: THIS IS ONLY PHOENIX COYOTES. NO WINNIPEG JETS.
-Quite possibly the three best players to ever don the Coyotes jersey. Not necessarily the best Coyotes, but in terms of ability to play and their careers, these 3 guys lead the way. An unbelievable line that could rival any line when these guys were in their primes.
- These three were/are gritty players who have offensive abilities that were very underrated. Cliff Ronning is one of the most under appreciated players. Dallas Drake just finished his career but he was the definition of a power forward when he was with Phoenix. Shane Doan is still playing and has plenty of time to become a great player.
-All 3 of these guys were great checking forwards in their time and definitely had the skills to be offensive producers in the NHL.
-A good banger line at the bottom to round out the forwards. Why Landon Wilson? Lets just say college had something to do with it.
-The two big names in Coyotes history. Both of them are good defenseman with offensive skills that can really help any team.
Both of these guys are very similar players and would have made a great pairing since they are very much same and would mesh well. Both have offense but are even better on the defensive side of the puck. Paul Mara's shot is one of, if not the, best in Coyotes history from the blue line.
Two players who made impacts on the team as youngsters round out the defense. Michalek will certainly climb this depth chart as he gets older and more experienced. Tverdovsky was a good young defenseman who really showed promise and while in Phoenix, was one of the best offensive defenseman in their short existence.
Khabibulin would be the starter for this team but Bryzgalov has a serious chance of becoming the best goalie in Coyotes history. Look for him to leap frog the Bulin Wall in the future but for now, Nikolai is holding down the fort.
Look for my New York Rangers all time lineup tomorrow. Also check out the surprise one.