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02-14-2013, 12:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Machinehead View Post
Is Lemieux more revered for the incredible things he can do with his combination of size and skill and his ability to make good players look stupid than he is for his actual numbers? Yes, I'll buy that. Think Rick Nash, times 1000.

But in Lemieux's case the numbers are there, and they're there in a big way.
I agree with this. Is Mario overrated in the sense that many believe he'd have "for sure" beaten Gretzky records if it hadn't been for cancer? Because I've heard that before. In that sense, I guess he'd be overrated. But that's only because he's being compared to Wayne Gretzky. Under any other circumstances he really can't be overrated. He's hands down one of the greatest players of all time, and IMO one of the most exciting to watch that I've ever been blessed to see.

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