Top 10 Best List!

November 26th, 2008

Top 10 Best of :


Coming soon in Frosty’s Favorites will be the top HOCKEY MEDIA people in the game today ! Who do the players and management and others watch or read when it comes to the game. We will bring you the best of !

Decembers Top 10 Lists are:

Players in the NHL if you were starting a franchise today:

1. Iginla , Calg : His mix of skill and grit is not found any where else in the NHL.
2. Crosby , Pitt : Can flat out play the game at a high level. Wants to be the best motivated.
3. Vinny L , Tampa : Unmatched stick and skill level. Proven winner will fight if provoked.
4. Roberto L , Vanc : Best tender in the league with out question. Newly named captain says it all.
5. Lidstrom , Det : Consistently the best defenceman in the league for years now. Capt Stanley Cup Champs.
6. Malkin , Pitt : Just a huge talent that gets better and better every game. When teamed with Crosby scary scary line to have to defend against.
7. Ovechkin, Wash: Clearly lovs the game and gets involved in the physical side of the game very impressive for a European player. Excellent skater and even better release in motion.
8. Datsyuk, Det : Another massive talent was a excellent find and showing that he is elite all star nightly. Datsyuk has the ability to make others around him better. Great in both ends of the rink.
9. Kane, Chic : This kid can play the game and seems to want the puck which is critical for any super star. Skates around with his mouth guard hanging out looking like he is enjoying life as a NHLer.
10. M. Richards, Phil: Will be one of the best leaders in the sport over the next few yrs. Will play for Canada. Richie has all the tools and will fight for his teammates. Have watched this kid since Junior and is a prime time player with a will to win and play big when the games are on the line.

Top 10 Fighters in the NHL :

1. George Laraque
2. Derek Boogaard
3. Colton Orr
4. Erik Goodard
5. Donald Brashear
6. George Parros
7. Raitis Ivanis
8. Jody Shelley
9. Andrew Peters
10. Riley Cote

Honourable mention if he had more games played : Mitch Fritz


1. Ken Holland : Is smart enough to surround himself in Detroit with very smart scouts and Steve Y. Has won Cups and made some changes that worked out well in both coaching and player area’s.
2. Doug Wilson : Former NHL-er with experience with the NHLPA is quickly becoming one of hockey’s best. Wilson has excellent insight into the game and listens to the people around him.
3. Brian Burke : Made changes after salary cap and won cup in Anaheim. Very tough shrewd manager.
4. Jim Rutherford : Older GM with plenty of hockey smarts. Very loyal guy with more patience then a Doctor.
5. Lou Lamoriello : Controls every aspect of the club but makes very good decision’s to do with personal. Lou always keeps all his cards close to his vest.
6. Paul Holmgren : Has quickly shown that he has what it takes to make changes to get better quick.
7. Ray Shero : Great family blood lines and has made solid moves to get his team rather quickly to finals.
8. Bob Gainey : Understands the game and Montreal’s demands in hockey crazed market. This is big yr !
9. Darcy Regier : Mainstay in Buffalo and has the smarts to surround himself with good coaching for yrs.
10. Bryan Murray : What he left behind in Anaheim was key to their cup and is work in progress in Ottawa.

Thanks to the readers that help out this dumb old ex-hockey coach with his spelling !!

Top 10 Coach’s in the NHL :

1. Mike Babcock : Team is stacked but lives and breaths the game and keeps teams focused.
2. Todd McLellan : Former Detroit asst is quickly becoming a very smart astute coach in the NHL
3. Randy Carlyle : Burke gave this guy a chance and is very demanding and former NHL-er.
4. Lindsay Ruff : Been with Sabres for ever , knows the game and is smart hockey mind.
5. Ken Hitchcock : Players don’t lov him but they certainly play hard for him and his system.
6. Ron Wilson : Great coach has lots of ideas and uses video probably more than most. Hold players accountable which is all you can ask if your a fan of the team hes coaching.
7. Joel Quenville : Mike Danton still raves about this guy today. Players like him cause he is fair.
8. Jacques Lemaire : Way to defensive but is a very knowledgeable hockey man/coach.

9. Peter DeBoer : Soon hockey people will find out what I did years ago that this guy can flat out Coach. If given the proper opportunity with Florida he will quickly become one of the league’s best.

10. Tom Renney : Since hired has done a excellent job with the Rangers and this year and last had them at the top of league. He is great tactics coach who has the players ears there in New York.