I don't know if anyone else saw it but during the Horcoff "done for the year" media conference, MacTavish actually was quoted, while talking about Reasoner getting 1st line duty, as saying that the only thing stopping Marty Reasoner from being Joe Sakic is Reasoner's speed. The coach of the Edmonton Oilers said that Reasoner could be Joe Sakic if he were faster. This is unbelievable. How can you compare Sakic to Reasoner? Just because they both wear #19, doesn't mean they are the same player. If Reasoner was faster he would be a multiple 30-40 goal scorer and 100+ point season player. If Reasoner was faster he would have a couple of rings on his fingers. If Reasoner was faster he would have played for Team USA and won them an Olympic gold and World Hockey Championship. If Reasoner was faster he would be a sure fire Hall of Famer and one of the best NHL'ers ever. Do Sakic and Reasoner possess the same wrist shot? Do Sakic and Reason possess the same puck moving skills? According to Oiler's bench boss they do...Marty is just a little slower than Joe, that's all.
I saw these comments on Global News at 6:00pm just before the Feb 4th Flames game.