Continuing our poll of hockey fans, we look at the top left-wingers in the NHL. Today’s crop of left wings in the National hockey league feature some great scorers, play makers, power forwards and veterans who continue to perform highly at the position of left wing.
Top 20 NHL Left Wings – 2012
So just who is the best left winger in the National Hockey League in 2012? Let’s take a look at who the fans think are the top wingers from the left side.
- Daniel Sedin – Vancouver Canucks
- Alex Ovechkin – Washington Capitals
- Zach Parise – Minnesota Wild
- Rick Nash – New York Rangers
- Patrick Sharp – Chicago Blackhawks
- Martin St. Louis – Tampa Bay Lightning
- Ilya Kovalchuk – New Jersey Devils
- Scott Hartnell – Philadelphia Flyers
- Patrick Marleau – San Jose Sharks
- Milan Lucic – Boston Bruins
- Loui Eriksson – Dallas Stars
- Dustin Brown – Los Angeles Kings
- Thomas Vanek – Buffalo Sabres
- Jeff Skinner – Carolina Hurricanes
- Taylor Hall – Edmonton Oilers
- Gabriel Landeskog – Colorado Avalanche
- Max Pacioretty – Montreal Canadiens
- Bobby Ryan – Anaheim Ducks
- Patrick Elias – New Jersey Devils
- Ryan Smyth – Edmonton Oilers
Islanders left winger Matt Moulson narrowly just missed the list as did the Jets’ Evander Kane. A couple of surprises perhaps in Taylor Hall being rated s high as he was and possibly Ryan Smyth who is still a great all around player and great guy to have in the dressing room. Patrick Elias of the Devils had a tremendous year last year and could be even rated a couple of spots higher.
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