Which player had the best skillset in their prime?
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03-19-2013, 12:20 PM
Join Date: May 2012
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Lemieux was a better stickhandler, with a better wrist shot, slapshot (not to say Wayne couldn't hit the head of a pin with his shot, because he could...but Lemieux's shot was as accurate with a lot more mustard on it), better puck control skills, with better one on none skills (if I'm not mistaken, he was 100% on penalty shots until around 1997) and was faster during the first half of his career.
However, as I said before, if we're counting vision and hockey IQ as "skills," Wayne still blows him out of the water. Not because Lemieux's hockey IQ wasn't hall of fame level (it was), but because Wayne's was so much higher than hall of fame level.
Gretzky is so overrated in this forum. Even more than Fedorov
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