So I didn't want to continue with this thread, but here is some light-reading for you:
From TSN, you know, the leader in NHL reporting:
Crosby tops list again in NHL on TSN Top 50 Players Ranking
I think you'll enjoy #'s 1 and 3 specifically. To respond also to your reply to me about what "hockey circles" I'm referring to, please enjoy the paragraph that states that this list was made by 14 NHL GM's and coaches. Those, are hockey circles.