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03-11-2004, 05:16 PM
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You must be kidding. I have read some pretty amazing things on these posts but what Olympics were you watching? Do you not remember how well Fleury played and how well he aggrevated the other team? He was awesome. We had enough scoring punch to exclude Thornton and other offensive minded guys. Just like every team in the nhl we needed a fine balance of scorers, grinders, defensive offensmen and Fleury type players. We couldn't get any offensive brat that could put up numbers like Fleury could. He was a perfect fit. You have Ruutu, barnaby and other pests out there but none can score, play or be as electrifying as Fleury was. Especially at that time. He was leading the NHL in points when he skated off the ice with the Rangers. This thread is a joke.
Gretz proved himself as a player and did it again off the ice with his olympic picks.
You people bashing Gretzky's mind off the ice is insane. The guy is Genious. Ended Canada's Gold medaless olympics of 50 years. He didn't need, one two or three cracks at it. He put the right players into the right positions equivalent of a chess match. We embarrassed the states. It was the first time they had ever lost a game on home soil in the olympics. Amonte scored first and Canada still won 5-2.
What's it going to take? Another Gold? That'll come but I'll still read this kind of crap from non hockey sensed minds.
Gretz is no idiot. Lemieux brings to Team Canada what Francis will bring to the leafs, what Yzerman brought to the red wings on one leg two years ago etc. You get a team of superstars together and then one super superstar and there is your respect, captain, motivation, inspiration. Lemiuex played awesome on top of it all. He would play awesome with team Canada again too. It's just not inspiring for him to play with a bunch of AHLers in Pittsburgh but get together with sakic, Kariya etc and he would play just as well. He does htings that these guys admire. That's important and for you people to say that Gretz isn't thinking when suggesting Lemieux will be captain again if healthy, is ridiculous. Gretz (and myself) are thiking in way better terms then any of you who frown at the idea of Lemieux in 2004 and don't like the choice of Fleury in 2002.
I can't believe what I am reading.
You're absolutely right.....but you're a tad harsh as everyone has a right to their own opinion.
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