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11-04-2008, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by CannonGoBoom View Post
Just so you know, if Gretzky were playing today he would also have all of those advantages. He would have the advantage of better equipment such as lighter skates and composite sticks that shoot like rockets. He would also be playing in a league that doesnt let you touch anyone without getting a powerplay, which gretzky dominated. He would also have the advantage of weight training progams, nutritional programs and the conditioning that players recieve today. I'm not saying take greatzky with his barely curved tree branch wood stick and trash skates and tell him to go dominate but his skill along with the advantages of today's athletes yes, he would dominate.

And by the way, gretzky wasnt playing back when Ruth played baseball. Gretzky scored 90 points in the NHL just 10 years ago and was 37 freakin years old when he did it. That year Jagr, Forsberg, and Bure were the only players to have more points than him. You think he would have only put up 90 points if he wasnt old as hell and in his 20th season in the NHL? He would dominate as much if not more if he were in the league now, be serious.
Gretzky is also on record himself saying that he wouldn't have touched the point totals he did in his prime in the modern game...which isn't really a leap of faith in itself. I agree that Gretzky would still put up great numbers, but it is important to remember that the game and competition changes, and has changed considerably since the 80s.

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