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12-28-2012, 12:18 AM
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Originally Posted by BobbyAwe View Post
I hate to admit it, but Messier . Espo was better around the net, his forte, and stick-handling they are probably equal or maybe a slight edge for Phil. But Messier has a huge edge in skating, hitting, and a slapshot which as far as i remember Esposito didn't even have in his arsenal?

Half-court you can make a case for Esposito, but end to end Messier is the greater player. Sorry, Phil
That's fine, I can live with someone putting Mess ahead of Espo. My beef is the posters who claim to have otherworldly powers to describe the player Esposito would have been had he not played with Orr (which I guess people might just forget a famous player Messier played with as well)

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