Thread: Gagner at 2c
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12-17-2012, 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Oi'll say! View Post
Have you ever even seen Gretzky play or are you just guessing? The guy got sprung for breakaways over and over and got caught by avg nhl defensemen. He was anything and everything but fast. What RNH, Gretzky and Kane have on Gagner is agility.
I watched virtually every home game Gretzky played in an Oiler jersey live and I completely disagree with your assessment. He seldom got caught. Gretzky was not the fastest skater of his generation but when needed he was significantly above average.

But even without being the fastest guy in the league he was still one of the best skaters I have ever seen. His agility and ability to change direction and pace was as good as any I have ever seen. So while you at least acknowledge this part I think the degree to which a guy like Gretzky exceeded Gagner as a skater makes any comparison pointless.

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