He also had some ridiculously outlandish things to say about Kyle Turris in that article, even while admitting bias since he worked with him in phoenix... it still made me question his judgement...
""The guy that I'm a little biased about, but the guy I think has hockey sense to only Crosby and [Brad] Richards in New York is Kyle Turris. His hockey awareness and hockey sense is close to those two guys, and I consider them to have the best hockey sense in the game today. He's going to fit into that category soon.""
I was like... ummm WHAT??
Good to hear as a Sens fan! Gretzky has called a zillion guys the best. He is the king of hyperbole... but if he is this excited about Turris then it must be for a reason.
Watching Turris since he came to Ottawa he does have great hockey sense.
What's confusing though is he just got done saying in the paragraph before it. So Crosby is the best player, but Zetterberg is the best player for his age. I guess that's like the Senior Hart Trophy or something. You get that as an old guy.
Crosby's the best, but Zetterberg is the best over 30?
Is he aware that Pavel Datsyuk is also over 30 and plays on the same team? I guess Teemu selanne and Jagr are the best (and only?)over 40....
Oh, and I just read that again. He thinks Zetterberg is the best Swedish player that's ever been in the NHL.You stay right there Mr. Gretzky. Some nice men with white coats and nets are going to take you butterfly hunting.
I think he "could" be label as one of the greatest Swed players. Guy was a 7th round pick that turned into a superstar. Great defensive mind and great offensive mind of the game. He also has so much hockey ahead of him. Not to bad to have a Conn Smythe on your resume either.