SI.com's Allan Muir undertook the agonizing chore of choosing the following 101 players. Click HERE for his take on the assignment. Our one stipulation was that obviously worthy players not be shoehorned into this list if they wore a particular number only briefly. Thus, no Joe Sakic at 88, the number he wore as a rookie with Quebec before switching to his familiar 19, which had some stiff competition. If this list included the WHA, I would've given this spot to Hall of Famer Bernie Parent, but JD, who wore 00 for the Rangers in 1977-78, gets the nod over Martin Biron, who wore it briefly with the Sabres but shows up later in this set.