The poll was done by one of the local TV stations, on their website, and they've already deleted the piece. No search engine finds it, either. I found a couple of articles that referenced it, though. Clearly, there is plenty of room for argument, when it comes to naming great Detroit athletes.
This article spells out one man's quibbles: http://www.monroenews.com/articles/2005/06/18/columnists/niles_kruger-sports/news10.txt
He puts Yzerman tenth, which is lower than I'd put him. I'd never rank Stevie ahead of Howe, of course. Al Kaline and Terry Sawchuk would have to be included somewhere, though Greenberg and Gehringer were well before my time. So was Sawchuk, but his numbers and championships speak for themselves, along with his legend as a near-psychotic, alcoholic kook. I saw the Ty Cobb movie a few years ago, starring Tommy Lee Jones as "The Psycho Alcoholic Ballplayer," so I can speak with great confidence on his merits, too. Any ballplayer who kept his spikes sharpened, is okay in my book!
Saw where Scotty Bowman said today he thinks the NHL is "very close" to a final agreement, and he's ready to "get back to work" doing his cushy consulting job for the Wings. I hope the thing is settled soon, so we can start arguing about real hockey again.
The New Look NHL is going to be an interesting topic for discussion, imho. More interesting, than our problems in policing the borders of Iraq, Afghanistan, Texas and New Mexico, for sure.