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02-10-2007, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
If all were of the same age and available in the same entry draft, I would go:
1. Orr
2. Lemieux
3. Gretzky

It would be an extremely difficult decision, and having only the 2nd or 3rd selection would not be a disappointment in any way, shape, or form.

Note that at the time they were drafted, their injuries and illnesses couldn't be foreseen, so that wouldn't have influenced my decision.

The only comparable dilemma today would be choosing between Crosby and Ovechkin.
You're right, if you start with those 3, your subsequent picks will decide who has the better team,because those 3 are so tight.

These guys are the best examples of why scouts can't just evaluate skills individually. Orr was a great skater, but no, I don't think he moved like Niedermayer or Coffey.Great shot,but better than any of the Hull's ? Maybe not. You could do the same with the other 2, but they are the greatest 'players'. Sometimes the individual skill doesn't define the player.

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