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The view from the left

A good left wing is hard to find. Here are three of the NHL's tops.

Updated: December 13, 2002, 3:52 PM ET
By E.J. Hradek | ESPN The Magazine

A good left wing is hard to find.

For whatever reason, it seems many skilled lefties prefer to play on the off-wing side. You know, guys like Jaromir Jagr, Pavel Bure and Todd Bertuzzi. They're all lefty shots playing the right wing.

Personally, I'd love to see three of my favorite left wings -- Bobby Hull, Bob Gainey and John Tonelli -- playing in today's game. These guys could get it done in any era.

Here's a look a three more pretty good left wingers and what they'll be doing ...

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