THE TOP 10 BLACK NHL PLAYERS OF ALL-TIME

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  1. JackSlater

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    The parameters for inclusion in the thread were already laid out in post 31. It's fairly obvious what the vast majority of people mean by "black" in this context, and though the term is imprecise it obviously does carry a primarily ethnic connotation. Dirk Graham is of (relatively recent in the human sense) African descent and thus will be considered to be at least partially black by most people. Patrik Laine presumably is not of African descent (in the last several thousand years anyway) and thus regardless of what he says is not.
     
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    andreas lilja is black, period.
     
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    Although it could have been a mere coincidence, Atlanta is a predominantly Black city, so it makes sense from a business standpoint.
     
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    I'm thinking he "qualifies"?


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    Dirk Graham is black? Never ever thought that? Is he really or does he indeed have some black great great grandfather and now he is treated as such?

    Well of course he can be black... But i never would have though it...
     
  6. The Roy Of Ottawa

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    9 BLACK HOCKEY PLAYERS WHO WON THE STANLEY CUP

    01. 1984: Grant Fuhr (Edmonton Oilers)
    02. 1985: Grant Fuhr (Edmonton Oilers)
    03. 1987: Grant Fuhr (Edmonton Oilers)
    04. 1988: Grant Fuhr (Edmonton Oilers)
    05. 1990: Grant Fuhr (Edmonton Oilers)
    06. 1990: Eldon Reddick (Edmonton Oilers)
    07. 2010: Dustin Byfuglien (Chicago Blackhawks)
    08. 2013: Ray Emery (Chicago Blackhawks)
    09. 2013: Jamal Mayers (Chicago Blackhawks)
    10. 2013: Johnny Oduya (Chicago Blackhawks)
    11. 2015: Johnny Oduya (Chicago Blackhawks)
    12. 2016: Trevor Daley (Pittsburgh Penguins)
    13. 2017: Trevor Daley (Pittsburgh Penguins)
    14. 2018: Devante Smith-Pelly (Washington Capitals)
    15. 2018: Madison Bowey (Washington Capitals)
     
  7. FerrisRox

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    I agree with that statement but not your conclusion. Fuhr is the #1 player on the list.
     
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    FerrisRox "Wanna go, Prettyboy?"

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    He's the first black skater to play for Team Canada, the first black player to be named captain of an NHL team, first black player to win the Selke Trophy and the first black head coach in the NHL.
     
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    Fuhr is number one. It's not debatable. O'ree is # 2. Iginla, a playoff ghost outside 04, is # 3.
     
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    This thread needs a little Bill Riley love.
     
  13. The Roy Of Ottawa

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    I never knew Dirk Graham was black. Seriously. I guess we don't differentiate biracial, eh?
     
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    No.
     
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    Fuhr, and we know for sure Iginla will be in the HHOF as early as 2020 because he is a lock as a first ballot I would think.

    Other than that, this is it. O'Ree is in from a builder's standpoint. As a player your next best chance comes in the form of Subban, Seth Jones. Evander Kane has not had anything that resembles a HHOF career. I am not a big fan (anymore) of Subban getting into the HHOF because he has taken such a sharp decline and he just won't fit the standards of a HHOF defenseman when his career comes to a close at this rate. Jones it is hard to say still too early.

    I guess we'll also have to see how the career of potential #2 overall pick in 2020 Quinton Byfield goes as well.

    So here is the question, is Fuhr ahead of Iginla all-time? I am going to say yes, but do others disagree?
     
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    I think most people in this section disagree. Jarome Iginla was in the conversation for the final slots of the top 100 project. Grant Fuhr was not even close to that conversation.
     
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    Is there a reason the Blues and Oilers seem to have more black players than anyone else? Always seemed that way to me at least.

    Fuhr, Salvador, Reeves, Mayers, Carter, Grier, Brathwaite, Stewart, Brown, Laraque, Nurse, Peckham.
     
  20. The Roy Of Ottawa

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    Reddick, McKegney
     
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    19 NHL seasons for Grant Fuhr
    22 NHL seasons for Jarome Iginla
     
  22. Neutrinos

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    It's interesting, because I think Iginla would finish considerably higher in an all-time ranking, however, most seem content to rank Fuhr as the #1 black player of all-time

    I think it's because fans view Fuhr as the 1st black superstar, they just automatically see him as the #1 black superstar as well
     
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    Uhh Dirk Graham has clear African ancestry
     
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    Not sure if it's been mentioned but Bissonette has a black grandparent
     
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    I have always been pretty generous (I guess?) with rating Fuhr. Not that Iginla wasn't a great player of course. Maybe I rank Fuhr higher than others do.
     

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