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12-07-2012, 08:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Scott1980 View Post
Kinda odd topic, but I was thinking back to Brodeur as kinda like CY Young. You know, all time leader in wins, but also losses.

Hasek, Walter Johnson went through the same. Terrible Washington Senators team he pitched for. He was the only guy on the team that saved them. Kinda like what Hasek did in Buffalo.

Gretzky, I'd say Pele, but he didn't have Pele's amazing exciting style

Howe, probably Jabbar in basketball. Longevity, amazing stuff past 35 years old.

Orr, Mickey Mantle. Both were amazing and could do it all, but both had injuries, that had they not occurred, could both have gone down as the best ever without debate.

Shore, probably Ty Cobb. Both played with unmatched ferocity.

Any others?
I always associated Mickey Mantle more with Bobby Hull than with Orr. Other than the knee injury, I don't think mantle and Orr had much in common.

Both Hull & Mantle were physical adonis'. Very naturally strong guys. Hull had the hardest shot ever and Mantle hit the longest home runs. Both were charismatic but both supposedly had a dark side.

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