Hockey The Best (Toothless) Smiles in the NHL  

Brandon Oliver
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To play hockey at the highest levels, you have to leave everything on the ice, including your heart, soul, and teeth. Lots of teeth. Some of the league's brightest stars and biggest personalities have spent many an hour in the dental chair in an effort to reverse the damage done by pucks bouncing off their faces. Other players never bothered to replace them, wearing their missing chompers like a badge of honor. Sometimes you get new teeth only to have them knocked out again by an elbow or flying stick.

One thing these players have in common is that they don't seem to care if they have missing teeth, because they continue to smile as if they were models in the dental industry. These are NHL players past and present who gave their pearly whites in the name of victory on the ice.

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Bobby Clarke is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best (Toothless) Smiles in the NHL
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Bobby Clarke spent 15 years with the Flyers, and is now an executive on the team - presumably giving him the need for some good falsies.

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#36 on The Best NHL Players of All Time

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Bobby Hull is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best (Toothless) Smiles in the NHL
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In 2004, an unknown fan bid $575 US for a nearly four decade old set of Bobby Hull's false front teeth in a memorabilia auction. The fan later mailed the teeth back to Hull, who probably appreciated it.

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#6 on The Best NHL Players of All Time

#97 on The Greatest Left-Handed Athletes of All Time

#39 on The Best Short Male Athletes

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Gordie Howe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best (Toothless) Smiles in the NHL
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Howe was one of the greatest players in hockey history - and has the mangled maw to prove it.

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#2 on The Best NHL Players of All Time

#64 on Great Athletes Who Waited Too Long To Retire

#30 on The Most Undeserving Members of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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Dustin Brown is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best (Toothless) Smiles in the NHL
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There wasn't anything that was going to keep the smile off the face of LA Kings captain Dustin Brown when his team won their second Stanley Cup in three years.

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#48 on The Greatest American Hockey Players of All Time

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