Draft big players : Nhl realty now
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05-23-2013, 03:06 AM
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Scouts will always be looking for size, but the real secret is to find the combination of character first, with size and of course skill. Mark Messier is first to come to mind, and in today's NHL, Lucic is a fine example. People laugh, but
I have always considered Messier as a better player than Gretzky
, even when both were in their prime and Gretzky was racking up something like 200 pts in a season.
I would put Gretzky as "greatest player of all time" and Messier as "10-15"...and honestly, at various points in his career, i would have taken Yzerman over Messier for heaven's sake.
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