The "Gretzky was protected" myth.
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06-26-2008, 03:15 PM
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As you're seeing, Vakar, Gretz did get hooked and slashed and whatnot. However, he was so quick that he was by a guy before you saw it happen. You notice the shots on Crosby et al because they tend to go and fight for pucks and stay stationary. Gretz would just appear, and then he'd be gone just as quick and the puck would be in your net somehow.
I read a post on here about Crosby being bred to be a player. Gretzky's Dad would have to be considered the all time hockey Dad wouldn't he ? They say you can't teach vision and instinct, but I think Walter Gretzky may take exception.
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