I heard TSN had put out a list of the top 50 players in the NHL, so I had to do my own. I just read the TSN list and include in brackets the TSN ranking for each player. Obviously this isn't a list of the top scorers from last year, or even entirely based solely on last year, infact it takes in to account production over the career, value to the players team, age, position, etc...
50 CAM WARD (NR) - Didn't crack TSN's list but amazing money goalie: count the rings
49 THOMAS VANEK (NR) - Perennial 30 goal threat with potential for more
48 MIKE RICHARDS (38) - Down year and trade slipped this great two way threat
47 PATRICK KANE (24) - He's got the tools offensively, and a cup, but a little one dimensional
46 PATRICK MARLEAU ( ) - Has had an up and down career, losing the C kinda stings
45 HENRIK LUNDQVIST (34) - Shut out King deserves to be counted among top 5 in the crease
44 KRIS LETANG (NR) - How TSN left this guy off the list is beyond me: 50 PT, 100+PIM in 2010-11
43 TEEMU SELANNE ( ) - Another offseason knee surgery? He's got to slow down this year, right?
42 JOE THORNTON (29) - One of hockey's biggest anomolies - so good reg. season, so bad post.
41 KEITH YANDLE ( ) - Imagine what his point totals would be on a real team.
40 JOHN TAVARES (NR) - TSN didn't have the guts put him in the top 50, forget stats top50 skill fosho
39 DANNY BRIERE (37) - Decent point totals, but amazing playoff performer
38 ALEX SEMIN (NR) - Almost left him off, then realized he is better than anyone behind him at 38th
37 PATRICK SHARP (35) - Could be higher but lets see how he does after surgery and big payday
36 NICK BACKSTROM (48) - 100 points the season before last - how could he be 48 by TSN?
35 DAVID KREJCI (NR) - One of the most underrated guys in the league.
34 HENRIK ZETTERBERG (15) - Skills to be higher but all too often injured
33 JEFF CARTER (44) - 48 Goals two seasons ago and a run to the cup - off year last season cost him
32 BOBBY RYAN (33) - More skill than most realize, will probably continue to increase totals
31 ANZE KOPITAR (21) - He just isn't in the top 25 - Prove me wrong!
30 ZACH PARISE (26) - Just named Captain in Jersey, if he wasn't injured he'd be top 20 fo sho
29 MATT DUCHENE (45) - Many questioned his inclusion by TSN - watch the kid play: UNREAL
28 BRAD RICHARDS (19) - Injury prone playmaker has been a beast come playoff time
27 ILYA KOVALCHUK (32) - Unfair he fell this far, don't forget he is still one of the games best scorers
26 JAROME IGINLA (26) - Had a monster year still without a proven top centre.
OK, top 25 coming tomorrow.