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05-23-2013, 08:08 AM
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Originally Posted by UsernameWasTaken View Post

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.
Yeah right ... Bobby Orr is the best of all time by a wide margin, and Gretzky doesn't have a physical bone in his body. Offensively, Gretz is in a class all by himself, no question, but he was nevertheless one-dimensional. Mess will always be underrated, mainly a result of playing with a geat cast, but he lead that talented group ... but no surprise of the reaction.

Back to size, there are more than a few small players that excel by their tenacity. One of the newer ones is Gallagher. Shaw tries to be one of those, and is probably the closest we have.

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