Who is the Best Left Wing of All Time?

In our latest episode we try to figure out who are the best Left Wing in NHL history.

As usual, Riley went too deep into the stats. Bill decided to do it on instinct. Unlike with our Greatest Defenceman episode, we didn’t really match up:

The Greatest Left Wings of All Time
Bill’s PicksRiley’s Picks
Bobby HullBobby Hull
Alex OvechkinAlex Ovechkin
Luc RobitailleTed Lindsay
Brendan ShanahanToe Blake
Ted LindsayDickie Moore
Frank MahovlichFrank Mahovlich
Johnny BucykDoug Bentley
Steve ShuttCy Denneny
Paul KariyaPaul Kariya
Keith TkachukBusher Jackson
Bill and Riley didn’t agree so much this time

1. Bobby Hull

  • 2 x Hart
  • 3 x Art Ross
  • 7 x Richard [it didn’t actually exist]
  • 9 x 1st Team All Star
  • 3 x 2nd Team All Star
  • 12 All Star Games
  • 1 Stanley Cup
  • 2 Avco Cups
  • 2 x Gordie Howe
  • Lady Byng

2. Alex Ovechkin

  • 3 x Hart
  • Conn Smythe
  • 3 x Lindsay
  • 9 x Richard
  • 8 x 1st Team All Star
  • 4 x 2nd Team All Star
  • 8 All Star Games
  • Calder
  • 1st Team All Rookie
  • 1 Stanley Cup

3. Luc Robitaille vs. Ted Lindsay

Luc RobitailleTed Lindsay
Hart00
Lindsay0N/A
Conn Smythe0N/A
Art Ross01
Richard01
Calder10
1st Team All Star58
2nd Team All Star31
All Star Game811
Stanley Cup14
Luc Robitaille vs. Ted Lindsay

4. Brendan Shanahan vs. Toe Blake

Brendan ShanahanToe Blake
Hart01
Lindsay00
Conn Smythe00
Art Ross00
Richard00
Calder0N/A
1st Team All Star23
2nd Team All Star12
All Star Game8N/A
Stanley Cup33
Shanahan vs. Blake

5. Ted Lindsay vs. Dickie Moore

Ted LindsayDickie Moore
Hart00
LindsayN/AN/A
Conn SmytheN/A0
Art Ross12
Richard11
Calder00
1st Team All Star82
2nd Team All Star11
All Star Game116
Stanley Cup46
Lindsay vs. Moore

6. Frank Mahovlich

  • Calder
  • 3 x 1st Team All Star
  • 6 x 2nd Team All Star
  • 6 Stanley Cups

7. Johnny Bucyk vs. Doug Bentley

Johnny BucykDoug Bentley
Hart00
Lindsay0N/A
Conn Smythe0N/A
Calder00
Art Ross00
Richard02
1st Team All Star13
2nd Team All Star11
All Star Game75
Stanley Cup20
Bucyk vs. Doug Bentley

8. Steve Shutt vs. Cy Denneny

Steve ShuttCy Denneny
Hart0N/A
Lindsay0N/A
Conn Smythe0N/A
Art Ross01
Richard11
Calder0N/A
1st Team All Star1N/A
2nd Team All Star2N/A
All Star Game3N/A
Stanley Cup64
Steve Shutt vs. Cy Denneny

9. Paul Kariya

  • 4 x 1st Team All Star
  • 2 x 2nd Team All Star
  • 7 All Star Games

10. Keith Tkachuk vs. Busher Jackson

Keith TkachukBusher Jackson
Hart00
Lindsay0N/A
Conn Smythe0N/A
Art Ross01
Richard10
Calder00
1st Team All Star04
2nd Team All Star21
All Star Game5N/A
Stanley Cup01
Keith Tkachuk vs. Busher Jackson

Honourable Mentions

  • Dave Andreychuk
  • Bill Barber
  • Roy Conacher
  • Michel Goulet
  • Syd Howe
  • Aurele Joliat
  • Ilya Kovalchuk
  • John LeClair
  • Rick Nash
  • Markus Naslund
  • Sweeney Schriner

One thought on “Who is the Best Left Wing of All Time?”

  1. Bobby hull because he dominated more than one hiking.

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