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01-13-2012, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Ohashi_Jouzu View Post
We can at least definitely agree on this one. I would change the bolded, though, to say that he could get to the puck faster than most. He really wasn't that fast/great of a skater (even/especially compared to his peers), but anticipation+agility=looking like he covered more ice than he actually did in Gretzky's case.
Without being argumentative, I did not say he skated faster than Messier, Anderson and Kurri, I said he could skate faster than most....which is an accurate depiction especially in the perspective of hockey in the early 80s. That said, he would be a good skater at best in today's perspective...

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