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12-29-2012, 11:35 PM
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Originally Posted by CanadianHockey View Post
They were there more to ensure no cheap shots or post whistle ******** than to prevent Gretz from ever getting hit. Gretzky was talented enough to avoid getting cranked.
I think that the fact that the most famous hit taken by Gretzky from his Oiler days (by Bill McCreary of all people) resulted in nothing but a few words to the offending player by the Oilers proves this.

The youtube of that hit:

Don't see no Oiler players going after him there.

ETA: McCreary had 4 minutes in penalties in his entire career, so there were no fights later in the game, either.

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