There are two very interesting hockey history projects you should know about.
What I like best about this is it's not the usual love-in for Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux. They give other deserving legends the profile space. They also interview legends from every existing franchise. It's a fresh take and provides some great reading.
The other interesting project is by The Athletic. Now that means it's behind a pay wall, but I find The Athletic's NHL journalism to be worth it.
The Athletic Staff is compiling a list of the NHL's top 100 players since 1967. Well, actually they're compiling a list of the NHL's top 99 players not named Wayne Gretzky. In their polling of their staff as to who is the greatest player in that time frame, they unanimously voted the Gretzky in the top spot. So they quickly realized this project - dubbed NHL99 - really is about the players ranked 2-100.
It will take a while to unravel the list. They will unveil each position regularly through February, starting with Marc Andre Fleury at 100. That's good though, because the quality of the articles The Athletic comes through with are fantastic reading and each article deserves the time to be enjoyed.
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