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11-20-2012, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Frankie Spankie View Post
I'm curious what the age of a lot of the posters making these lists are. Everyone that I've talked to who is old enough to have seen both Gretzky and Orr play always puts Orr above Gretzky. I'll admit I didn't get to see Orr play and I didn't see Gretzky until the end of his career. However, from all the people that I've heard from that have seen both play, regardless of records or awards, all of them seem to put Orr above Gretzky. I just bet a lot of the people here arguing having seen Orr play and most likely never saw prime Gretzky play which makes their arguments ridiculous.
There's nothing controversial or interesting about putting Wayne Gretzky first.


The fact that everyone has to compare with him just makes it that much more obvious who the greatest player of all-time is.

And I don't even like Wayne all that much. But I'll give him credit where it's due.

Sure, I wasn't old enough to see Orr in his prime but I was certainly old enough to see Gretzky in his.

But if you want to go "ageist", then I guess Phantom Joe Malone is the greatest player of all-time.


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