The Top 25 Detroit Red Wings of All Time

September 17th, 2010 by Matt Hutter Leave a reply »
Before we begin, let me tell you that I wasn't exactly thrilled when I got this assignment.

For one thing, there's already a bazillion (yeah, that's a number) "Top 10, 20, 100..." lists of all kinds in the world.

Top 10 Movies, Top 20 Vacation Destinations, Top 100 Places To Eat Organic Ice Cream Whilst Wearing a Three-Cornered Hat, The Top 10 Top 20 Lists of Top 100 Top 10 Lists...these things are everywhere.

Additionally, "Top" lists run rampant in the sports world.  Now, this makes some sense as sports in general rely heavily on statistics and various forms of quantification when it comes to selecting players and developing strategies.

Still, I for one think there are way too many "Top" lists that, more often than not, are simply statistical rankings (in which case, they contain information that anyone can get from a stat sheet), or, a ranking of "popular" players, teams, coaches, etc. that may or may not truly be at "the top" in their category.

So, when I was asked to rank the Top 25 Detroit Red Wings of all time, I was left to wonder how exactly to go about creating something that was both interesting to write and int ...

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