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01-14-2014, 07:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Rhiessan71 View Post
It was not the first time the NHL changed the rules because one team or player was grossly benefiting. Changing a penalty ending after the opposing team scored was made solely because of the Habs in the 50's routinely scoring 2 or 3 times per man advantage.

And there's a difference between revolutionizing the game and expanding the game. Gretzky was no doubt one of, if not the biggest contributors of the latter.
Well for your first point, Doug Harvey was a huge influence on the 1950's rule change, but he wasn't on the list of four names.

For your second point, this is semantics. Revolutionize, expand...I think helping grow the game is part of the revolutionizing of the sport, but if you don't agree then that's also fine.

For me, Gretzky changed the game more than anyone else. He probably changed hockey more than anybody has ever changed any other sport, too.

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