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06-26-2008, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Vakar Lajos View Post
I don't feel Gretzky had any more or any less protection than the star player on other teams. In many instances, if you're going to take liberties with a team's best player there is another guy that will deal with you.

This is not unique to Wayne Gretzky.
Certainly not. We're talking about a player who is top 3 alltime,very young in the beginning,putting a city on the map,leading a team that would bring the Cup to Canada. The desire,pressure and need to protect this most valuable of assets was immense. They had the man.

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