On Friday, the names of 67 players were announced during a gala presentation to complete the League’s list of 100 Greatest NHL Players presented by Molson Canadian
Thirty-three, who starred principally during the League’s first half century from 1917-66, were unveiled Jan. 1. Sixty-seven, who distinguished themselves from 1967-2017, joined them here.
Forty-eight of the 67 legends took their place on Staples Center ice in the early afternoon of Sunday, timeless icons in a glorious row between the faceoff circles. Bobby Orr was at one end with Brendan Shanahan at the other, Wayne Gretzky at center ice, 48 men introduced one by one to a crowd that saved its loudest cheers for four former Los Angeles Kings on the list: Gretzky, Marcel Dionne, Larry Robinson and Luc Robitaille.
Across the rink from them would be the 44 players voted to and chosen for this All-Star Game.
An All-Star Game traditionally attracts a young crowd, the format of the game designed for plenty of goals, a lot of noise and entertainment that’s firmly sewn in. If the kids, or adults, who watched live or on TV don’t know much about the 100 players, it would serve them well to learn about the NHL legends who stood proudly on this rink in the jerseys of
Article source: https://www.nhl.com/news/legends-make-more-memories-at-all-star-game/c-286248646
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