I tend to deal with the past, but here's a look at the top ten players in the game today:
Alex Ovechkin - The most explosive and entertaining player in the game
Evgeni Malkin - He has a Mario Lemieux like presence on the ice, something I have not seen from any player since the days of #66 himself.
Sidney Crosby - An amazing combination of skill and determination.
Pavel Datsyuk - The best two-way player in the game.
Roberto Luongo - The best goalie in hockey.
Zdeno Chara - Dominating, intimidating defenseman who can do it all.
Nicklas Lidstrom - The old man can still control a game like no one else.
Vincent Lecavalier - Injuries and franchise-implosion have hurt him, but he's still as skilled as anyone in the game.
Henrik Zetterberg - An all-around force who can do anything asked.
Jarome Iginla - The best power forward of his generation.
The Next Five - Ryan Getzlaf, Mike Richards, Eric Staal, Ilya Kovalchuk, Zach Parise