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Best of the Decade Series

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Rather than waiting until the end of the week, I thought I'd publish all nine posts in my series on the best teams and players of the last decade. Why nine posts? With the lockout, there were nine NHL seasons in the last decade.

Here's everything in the series:

Teams of the Decade: Regular Season Wins

Teams of the Decade: Shooting and PDO

Teams of the Decade: Playoff Wins

Players of the Decade: Games Played, Goals, Assists, Points

Players of the Decade: +/- and PIMs

Players of the Decade: Shots on Goal

Players of the Decade: Ice Time

Players of the Decade: Per-Game Scoring

Players of the Decade: Playoffs

Goaltenders of the Decade: Regular Season

Goaltenders of the Decade: Playoffs


If you want to save yourself the trip to all of these pieces, here are the leaders in numerous categories:

Regular Season Wins, Win%, Shot Differential and Playoff Wins: Detroit Red Wings

Playoff Win%: Anaheim Ducks

PDO: Minnesota Wild

Games Played: Andrew Brunette

Playoff Games Played: Brian Rafalski

Goals, Shots and Total Ice Time (forwards): Jarome Iginla

Shooting Percentage: Alex Tanguay

Playoff Shooting Percentage: Martin St. Louis

Assists and Points: Joe Thornton

Playoff Points: Patrick Elias

+/- and Total Ice Time: Nicklas Lidstrom

Playoff Ice Time: Scott Niedermayer

Playoff Goals and Playoff Ice Time (fowards): Joe Sakic

PIMs: Donald Brashear

Ice Time per Game and Playoff +/-: Chris Pronger

Ice Time per Game (forwards): Mario Lemieux

Goals per Game: Alex Ovechkin

Assists per Game: Peter Forsberg

Points per Game: Sidney Crosby

Goaltender Regular Season and Playoff Wins and Regular Season and Playoff Minutes: Martin Brodeur

Playoff Winning Percentage: Jean-Sebastien Giguere

Goals-Against-Average: Roman Cechmanek

Playoff Goals-Against-Average: Ilya Bryzgalov

Save Percentage: Niklas Backstrom

Playoff Save Percentage: Ron Tugnutt