With that said, here are the 30 current NHL team franchise scoring leaders (we put an * on the players still active with that team) and who's close to taking over:
Anaheim Ducks: Teemu Selanne, 952 points*The Finnish Flash has a solid padding on the franchise scoring lead, but if Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf hang around this offseason they could challenge his mark in 6-8 seasons.
Boston Bruins: Ray Bourque, 1506 pointsThis is one we don't see being broken anytime soon, if ever. The closest active Bruin to Bourque is Patrice Bergeron who sits 1096 points behind him. For those that are curious, Dougie Hamilton sits exactly 1500 points behind Ray now.
Buffalo Sabres: Gilbert Perreault, 1326 pointsThis might be another untouchable franchise record as there aren't even any current Sabres in the vicinity of 1000 points. Even if a generational player were to be drafted by the Sabres we doubt they'd want to stick around in Buffalo long enough to pass Perreault.
Calgary Flames: Jarome Iginla, 1082 points*
Carolina Hurricanes: Ron Francis, 1175 pointsFrancis built up some good point totals with the Hartford Whalers/Carolina Hurricanes and he'll hang on to this one for some time as Eric Staal appears to be far away from returning to his 100-point season performance.
Chicago Blackhawks: Stan Mikita, 1467 pointsMikita has over 1100 points on Patrick Kane for the franchise lead and do we really see Patrick Kane passing the 14th highest all-time scorer?
Colorado Avalanche: Joe Sakic, 1641 pointsNobody is touching Burnaby Joe's franchise record unless they change the scoring system to make assists worth 2 points. Matt Duchene sits at 167 points on his career at age 22 while Joe Sakic had 273 at the same age.
Columbus Blue Jackets: Rick Nash, 547 points
This is an easy one, but it's fun to look at who might take over the franchise record. RJ Umberger? Derick Brassard? Fuck, even Derek Dorsett sits 27th all-time in Columbus scoring history.
Dallas Stars: Mike Modano, 1359 pointsModano has a pretty comfortable lead for the Stars franchise, but if anyone is going to going to challenge him it's going to be Jamie Benn. Getting better every season, Benn should become a big point-getter and chip away every season as long as he remains in Dallas.
Detroit Red Wings: Gordie Howe, 1809 pointsUntouchable. Steve Yzerman made it close and had his knees not fallen apart he might have had it. Put it this way, Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg's point totals together make them short of Howe's record by 431 points.
Edmonton Oilers: Wayne Gretzky, 1669 pointsIt's more fun to try and figure out when Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, and Nail Yakupov's point totals will add up to this. We say 2017.
Florida Panthers: Olli Jokinen, 419 points
This one made us drink mainly because we've lost track of what teams Jokinen has been on. Stephen Weiss has a chance to take this title this season if he picks up his scoring, but long-term you have to like Johnny Huberdeau's chances.
Los Angeles Kings: Marcel Dionne, 1307 pointsDionne absolutely tore it up for the Kings in only 921 games played, and his record should stand for a very long time. Anze Kopitar is the closest active King at 443 points, but can you really see him hitting the 1000-point mark?
Minnesota Wild: Marian Gaborik, 437 pointsThis record will fall as Mikko Koivu trails by only 64 points, but long-term you have to like Zach Parise eventually getting up there in the 13 seasons he's signed on for.
Montreal Canadiens: Guy Lafleur, 1246 pointsNobody on the current Habs roster is even close to this total and it should hold for many years. The best chance at hitting this mark is probably Alex Galchenyuk, but he's a Russian-American so will probably be driven out of town by the time he gets close.
Nashville Predators: David Legwand, 507 points*
New Jersey Devils: Patrik Elias, 913 points*Elias turns 37 in April and has only played for the Devils since they drafted him in the 2nd round back in 1994. The next closest current player in points is Travis Zajac and we don't see him earning his $46M over the next eight seasons with 100-point seasons.
New York Islanders: Bryan Trottier, 1353 pointsThe next active point leader is John Tavares with just 222 points so far in his young career. If he does spend his career with the Islanders and puts up Hall of Fame numbers he might have a chance.
New York Rangers: Rod Gilbert, 1021 pointsCan't see this record getting broken anytime soon because the Rangers tend to deal young talent away for older expensive players. The next active Ranger is Marian Gaborik with 221 points. Still hard to believe only one player has hit the 1000-point mark in Rangers history.
Ottawa Senators: Daniel Alfredsson, 1091 points*
Philadelphia Flyers: Bobby Clarke, 1210 pointsClaude Giroux sits at 256 points, but already at the age of 25 he will be hard pressed to catch Bobby Clarke even if he plays until he is 40. Clarke should hang on to this one for many years to come.
Phoenix Coyotes: Dale Hawerchuk, 929 pointsHawerchuk tore it up for the Winnipeg Jets and his jersey now hangs in the middle of Arizona. Shane Doan is getting up there in age and is only 133 points behind so time is against him on this one.
Pittsburgh Penguins: Mario Lemieux, 1723 pointsThis is a record that won't be touched as even elite players these days have trouble putting up 100 points in a season. Sidney Crosby is the next active Penguin with 633 points and our guess is he will get to maybe 1400ish points before he calls it quits.
San Jose Sharks: Patrick Marleau, 845 points*
St. Louis Blues: Bernie Federko, 1073 pointsFederko can sleep easy knowing that his franchise point record won't be broken for many years. Next on the list is David Backes with 283 points and he won't come close to Federko.
Tampa Bay Lightning: Vinny Lecavalier, 857 points*Lecavalier still has a few years left in him and with his unmoveable contract he will remain a member of the Lightning for years to come. Martin St. Louis is just 4 points behind Lecavalier with 853 points, but at age 37 should retire well before Vinny does. If Stamkos remains a Bolt for a long time he should have no problem taking over this record.
Toronto Maple Leafs: Mats Sundin, 987 points
Vancouver Canucks: Henrik Sedin, 759 points*Twin #1 Henrik just passed former Swedish captain Markus Naslund to take over the franchise lead. Twin #2 Daniel sits just behind his brother with 731 points. It's hard to see either Sedin leaving the Canucks franchise so expect some back-and-forth action until they retire.
Washington Capitals: Peter Bondra, 825 pointsBondra has 136 points over Alex Ovechkin so he should enjoy this title for another
Winnipeg Jets: Ilya Kovalchuk, 615 pointsKovy leads the Thrashers/Jets franchise in scoring and the title should be his for quite some time. Next up on the list of current players is defenceman Tobias Enstrom with 217 points, but long-term you have to like Evander Kane's chances of catching him if he isn't driven out of town by the media.
Alright, game over. How did you score?