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05-07-2009, 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Schooner Guy View Post
Points? Come on now! You can't set up goals in a shootout. You're really spin doctoring your argument. Gretzky only had 23 goals that season. Four of those shooters had more goals than Gretzky that season and were in their prime years. They were all back with Canada in 2002 to win Gold. The other choice was a defenceman and had the most accurate shot on the team.

Gretzky was no longer a goal scorer at that point in his career and I hate to bring up him being bad on breakaways but everyone in hockey knew this.

You can argue that Crawford should have picked Gretzky even though the stats and trends suggest otherwise but that's your perogative. However, to say Crawford shouldn't be considered for the Habs job because of a debatable shootout selection is assinine. Completely assinine.
not to mention it was 11 ****ing years ago lol

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