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10-26-2013, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Rhiessan71 View Post
Lemieux was never really on par with Wayne‘s peak. Lemieux was always more reliant on the PP than Gretz was. Limit your penalties, you could limit Mario. It really didn‘t matter what you did with Gretzky, he would burn you. Even when Edmonton took a penalty, Gretzky would still destroy you.
There were seasons where Gretzky had more SH points than most first line players had PP points, it was ridiculous.
I have no problem with people saying Gretz is better but stop with the 5 on 5 stuff. There's a little difference between Tik, Kurri and Errey, Brown.

I remember Ubriaco sitting Lemieux the second to the last game of the season and then Lemieux hitting the post twice in his final game back in '89.

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