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01-20-2013, 09:38 AM
Join Date: May 2004
The Messier factor of someone who was bat**** crazy, strong as anyone in the league, never ever stopped, led like a Rommell or MacArthur and kept up the scoring with anyone not wearing 99 or 66 is something that is not inherent in ANY of our young guys.
I never got to see/appreciate him at his peak, just started understanding hockey really around '94. The closest things I've seen since are Forsberg and Toews, and realistically he was a hybrid of their best traits in my (perhaps romanticized childhood) view.
Also, I don't think any of them have shown the chops to become the best player of all time, unfortunately.
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