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10. Bill Cowley

Bill Cowley has often been called the “Wayne Gretzky of his day” in reference to his abilities as a playmaker.  Cowley would lead the NHL in Assists three times and win the Hart Trophy twice.  More importantly, Cowley would hoist the Stanley Cup above his head twice.

Bill Cowley

The “Cowboy”, Bill Cowley was easily one of the top playmaking forward in his era. Cowley was a three time assists leader and a one time points leader who won the Hart Trophy twice; albeit in the World War II era whereby the talent in the league was reduced. Still, he did well in that era and good enough in the one that followed (and prior to) and is also as a two time Stanley Cup winner. He may not be remembered as much as he should be, but be definitely belongs in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
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