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01-16-2009, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by 94now View Post
NHL was different in the 80ies when your were in your parents plans. No marketing of today's magnitude was attempted back then. The Run-n-Gun style was dominant. Goalies of that NHL wouldn't make AHL, if getting any pro contract, of nowadays. Having said that, Gretz did have team support, although Messier was more complete player (same with Malkin, although caracter wise Mess will never be compared to any skater).
Thanks for the history lesson on things that I already knew (except for the part about the goalies, that's just false). Apparently you missed the entire point of my post. But don't worry about it, it'll come.

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