The "Gretzky was protected" myth.
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06-26-2008, 09:07 PM
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There's no question Gretzky was good at avoiding hits. I watched his entire career and I'll tell you one big difference between him and Crosby: guys didn't punch Gretzky or cross check Gretzky in the face on a nightly basis.
When I watch Crosby, I am flabbergasted at what he has to put up with compared to other superstars of the past. I've never seen a superstar receive more blatant shots to the face and head than Crosby does.
Just to go a bit off topic, exact same reaction here.
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