I'll never forget watching Mario warm up before a Pens game here in Columbus, for the first time. You knew that you were watching something special, and that we (Columbus) had finally arrived on the major sport scene.
If the Heritage Classic game counts, Fuhr. Gretzky didn't do much of anything during the game that made him stand out. Fuhr, on the other hand, was absolutely amazing.
If an old-timer's game doesn't count, I'll go with Theodore and Zednik during the following game at the HC. Zednik was the most impressive of all the forwards out there, and Theodore was dead calm. Honourable mention goes to Stoll, who was also a force.
Being just 16, I was lucky enough to see both Wayne Gretzky & Mark Messier in the same game together for the Rangers here in Edmonton. I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that was the last game Gretz played in Edmonton before retirement. I've seen Joe Sakic, Peter Forsberg & Steve Yzerman a few times.
I went to games in both the 1988 and 1990 Bruins-Oilers Finals. Saw many Flyers-Bruins classics from the late 70s through mid 90s, too. Obviously Neely, Bourque, Clarke, Lindros, Messier, Gretzky, etc. in that bunch. Also saw Lemieux, Jagr and company play in the Boston Garden during the playoffs. Saw Stevie Y play once.
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St. Louis, back when he played for UVM
And for some reason, I've never gone to an NHL game that Gilmour wasn't playing in. I realized that during his second year in Montreal.