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04-07-2013, 08:44 PM
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The point he is making in the post is that
Messier is not a highly skilled or offensive player
. But he did get two rings without wayne and wayne got none without him.
That's the thing; offense was Messier's #1 attribute. In the regular season he wasn't a huge force on defense. Unless you're arguing that his physical play was his prmary attribute.
In which case the argument is this: A second-tier scorer with decent longevity, one of the longest careers in NHL history (sustained high level of play not included), amazing physical play, and good defense is one of the 10-15 best players ever.
That is an argument that can easily be labeled as insane. It's like arguing in favor of Getzlaf over Crosby because of physical play. Never mind that Crosby is the superior goal-scorer, defender, and most notably playmaker - taking away any advantage from Getzlaf's single "elite-level" skill.
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