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Black Magic* 01-12-2014 01:36 AM

Gretzky, Orr, Howe or Lemieux- Who revolutionized the game the most?
 
So who do you think it is?

I would say Orr.

Bathcat 01-12-2014 01:37 AM

Orr. Come on.

edit: Gretzky was most responsible for the spread of its popularity though

Joe Sakic 01-12-2014 01:49 AM

Would have to say Gretzky.

Literally everyone has heard of Wayne Gretzky.

KnoccOut 01-12-2014 01:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AvsFan20 (Post 77848787)
Would have to say Gretzky.

Literally everyone has heard of Wayne Gretzky.

I agree with u on Gretzky but hockey is not that big for everyone to know about him not even close.

Barrie22 01-12-2014 01:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AvsFan20 (Post 77848787)
Would have to say Gretzky.

Literally everyone has heard of Wayne Gretzky.

except gretzky never revolutionized the game of hockey, he never changed the way hockey was played. he mastered the way the game was played, but there is nothing that he changed.

orr changed the way defensemen played the game, before him it was almost voodoo for a defensemen to jump up into the play or even rush the puck up the entire length of the rink.

Waldo1 01-12-2014 01:55 AM

Definitely Orr

The Russian General 01-12-2014 01:56 AM

Orr and Roy.

jumptheshark 01-12-2014 01:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by InfamousPF (Post 77848477)
So who do you think it is?

I would say Orr.

for me Mario did not revolutionize that game.
Gretz took things to the next level of seeing the ice
Howe was an all around player

as an oiler fan--I say Orr (and yes I am old enough to have seen him play)--while there were d-men who could skate prior to Orr--Orr could skate, score, hit and change the game like no other d-man before him)

Aufheben 01-12-2014 01:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Barrie22 (Post 77848931)
except gretzky never revolutionized the game of hockey, he never changed the way hockey was played. he mastered the way the game was played, but there is nothing that he changed.

orr changed the way defensemen played the game, before him it was almost voodoo for a defensemen to jump up into the play or even rush the puck up the entire length of the rink.

taboo lol

Bathcat 01-12-2014 02:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aufheben (Post 77849051)
taboo lol

Both work!

Aufheben 01-12-2014 02:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bathcat (Post 77849105)
Both work!

That's true I guess :laugh:

Corsi Close 01-12-2014 02:06 AM

Orr for the on ice part of the revolution.

Gretzky for everything else.

OmniSens 01-12-2014 02:07 AM

Charlie Conway :sarcasm:

Bobby Orr

Gretzky is just the more popular name to non-hockey fans.

ScaredStreit 01-12-2014 02:15 AM

Bobby Orr essentially changed the way that the entire game is played and approached. Gretzky was great....but I'm not so sure he revolutionized the game as much as Orr.

MasterDecoy 01-12-2014 02:56 AM

none?

doug harvey created the modern offensive defensman and orr perfected it

Cursed Lemon 01-12-2014 03:20 AM

The only person who legitimately played a run-and-gun style of defense after Bobby Orr was Paul Coffey.

If you really want to ask, "how did these players change the game of hockey," then the answer is probably that none of them did. They were just really, really, really, really, really good at it.

You want to know who changed the game? Tretiak/Roy and the butterfly style.

Blikian29 01-12-2014 04:11 AM

Anyone who says Gretzky didn't change the game is out to lunch. He's the reason for both the coincidental minor 5-on-5 rule and the creation of the instigator rule.

Early in Gretzky's career, goaltenders were brutal. By the end of his career, goaltenders were some of the best athletes on the planet.

Early in Gretzky's career, "systems" were pretty trivial. By the end of his career, coaches were playing chess out there.

These are not coincidences.

BLASPHEMOUS 01-12-2014 04:35 AM

Orr and Roy are my answers.

5 4 Fighting 01-12-2014 04:38 AM

Robert Orr

TheDevilMadeMe 01-12-2014 04:42 AM

Bobby Orr and Patrick Roy are the two players with the greatest lasting legacies on the the way hockey is played today, IMO.

Edit: And I was beaten to it! Well done, hfboards, well done

pluppe 01-12-2014 05:11 AM

It's Bobby Orr and it's not close.

BluPuk* 01-12-2014 05:33 AM

They all did.

thevil 01-12-2014 05:43 AM

I was able to create an entire presentation on Orr's impact on hockey.

I could not do that for the other 3.

Gliff 01-12-2014 05:53 AM

Orr changed the way the game was played.

Wayne is the reason the game is as big as it is today.

TAnnala 01-12-2014 06:14 AM

Probably Roy. His exploits in the goaltending are still very much alive. Orr is the second, I guess.


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