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04-02-2004, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Edge
problem is you cant simply go off skill.

if you're talking about pure skill messier probably isn't even in the top 20 alltime.

But as we all know this game is more than just "skill".
If you're just going off skill, Messier had 10X's the physical ability that Gretzky had.

Messier was faster.
Messier was bigger.
Messier could shoot the puck harder (wrist shot).

Messier had tremendous physical gifts.

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