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05-19-2005, 01:43 PM
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ACC1224
Steelers 2-1 vs KC
 
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Originally Posted by Ogopogo
A GM is putting together pieces to make a winning team. He is not trying to determine the greatest players of all time. I am interested in comparing the greatest players ever.

No, I don't consider Ripken's game streak nearly as impressive as most others do.

I go inside the stats and facts to determine what they really mean. For example: Is Mark Messier the second greatest scorer of all time? I am a HUGE Oilers fan but the truth is NO. Messier is in the top 60 he is definitely not #2. His longevity has allowed him to pile up a lot of "empty" points. Messier's last 10 seasons have done nothing to add to his greatness. He is one of the all time greats (Top 25 greatest of all time) but, he stopped adding to his ratings on my system in the mid 90s.
there is a lot more to a player than stats....that Bob Gainey was a real bum, most points he ever had was 47.

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