Who is the most overrated player of all time?
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04-12-2013, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by
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In Wayne Gretzky's career-high 215-point season, he was 205% of the #10 scorer; technically #9 as Dale Hawerchuk and Neal Broten tied with 105 points, and was 207% of #11. He was 164% of 4th (Jari Kurri, 131 points) and 175% of 5th (Mike Bossy, 123 points).
In Gordie Howe's career-high 95-point season, he was 215% of the two #10 scorers (Jim McFadden and Fleming MacKell tied with 44) and was 211% of the #9 scorer (Bert Olmstead with 45 points). He was 161% of the #4/5 scorers (Wally Hershegeimer and Alex Delvecchio, 59 points each).
So basically, what you're saying is a player who peaked as dominantly offensively as Gretzky, was a solid two-way player, had the elite longevity of Ray Bourque, and was feared like Probert... is overrated? I'd say calling him less than the best of All-Time is underrating him.
Though I disagree with using V10 to compare a 6 team league with a 21 team league, I think Howe's peak is underrated. I have him ahead of Orr and Lemieux, and many don't, because I don't think they appreciate his peak compared to others in the Big 4.
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