— -- Patrick Kane or Brett Hull? Wayne Gretzky or Mario Lemieux? Alex Ovechkin or Pavel Bure? Every one of the six countries in the World Cup of Hockey (there are also two teams composed of players from two or more countries that aren't part of this exercise) has a rich heritage of players in its past. But which player is the best of all time? It's a tough question, so that's why we want you to determine the answer.
Below are the 10 best players of all time from Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Sweden and the United States as determined by our hockey experts. From that list, we want you to pick the player you think is the best, across all leagues, all eras. The results will help us pick the best four from all the nations for unveiling during our World Cup of Hockey coverage, which begins Sept. 17. Let's go!