|Messier is nearing No. 2 on the NHL's all-time point leaders list.|
This got SportsNation thinking about those silver second places.
In many instances -- like this one -- the No. 1 slot is far out of reach, but No. 2 is attainable and still sought after.
Unfortunately, many of us forget about the runner-ups of the world. Do you know your No. 2's? Are your second-place smarts first-rate?
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