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11-20-2012, 03:35 PM
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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.
That is my case actually. I grew up in the 70s and saw Orr who was above and beyond everybody else and I put him above Wayne. I figure most must have grown up in the 80s and beyond. Personaly I also put Mario above Wayne and people talk about records but I think too much emphasis is put around that. Wayne's run was more "showy", he was put of great teams, winning many cups and Mario was plagued by injuries and it plays a huge part in my opinion on people's perceptions. The Edmonton Oilers' run in the 80s was Epic and there's no going around that for people.

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