Why is Gretzky so underrated here?
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11-04-2003, 06:07 PM
Join Date: Jul 2002
Gretzky had it all
He couldn't shoot but managed to score 92 goals yet it was an offensive era but who in that era came even close to scoring 92??
His shot is very underrated even today. Ask any goaltender from that era and they will tell you that Mr. Gretzky could shoot.
How do you check him? If you backed off him he would find a open man anywhere because he saw the ice better than anyone that has ever played.
If you tried to take away the pass he would burn you with his shot.
As for his skating, yep he couldn't skate but managed to have so many breakaways, and name one player that could catch him when he got in the clear?
He wasn't great in any one area he was great in them all.
Jacques Demers comment was in my hockey calender the other night "He was impossible to check, everyone said hit him but it was almost impossible to hit him because he was always three plays ahead of everyone else"
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