Re: Top 10 most skilled players TSN
posted at 8/6/2010 2:50 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Top 10 most skilled players TSN
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Top 10 most skilled players TSN : I would say your probably right about most of those, passing hands down is gretzky.. No possible way to even debate that.. He won a scoring title one year when his assist alone would have lead the league in points, and his career assist is ahead of howe in points.. so lets be honest.. Similarly gretzky absolutely could control a powerplay from behing the net.. Your forgetting he has more powerplay points then anyone else in the histor of the game? Even if your opinion is Orr is the most skilled ever, its rediculous to think its a "hands down" argument.. If I had to pick one player all time for a game of one on one I would probably take Ovechkin, Orr or maybe pre concussion Lindros, but thats in an isolated instance, to the poster who said most skilled you assert that means controlling the puck, I don't.. Gretzky's passing is above and beyond, and thats something that will rarely stand up till you flip a card over and see something like 52g 163a 215pts..
Posted by rolerhoky19[/QUOTE]
Hands Down ORR!!!
Missing Fighting, oh that goes to Orr as well and not Colton.
Passing does not mean assists.
They used to run skills competitions in the 70's, wish I had links to prove it but I don't so you will have to take my word.
This competition had these fake players on the ice and the player had to start from behind net and pass to these dumbies all the way up the ice. Where the sticks were there was a paper cover and to get the points you had to break the paper. Orr was downright sick at this and there were a lot of great passers in the league and noone could even touch him.
To bring a game down to just points then Gretzky wins, yes he holds the records for the most...blah blah blah.
To have actually watched the game and all the players play, Orr's talent was just so unbeleivable and that is why these debates even go on, because it is just sick to think how good he was that people try to compare to him.
I remember back in 90's when the so called experts tried to compare Leetch to Orr when he had a bunch of points in his first 5-10 games, absolutely laughable.
When you can say you seen Pepe le Pew or Whinee skate inside their own blue lines(let alone the red lines) or behind their own nets or in own corners to chase down a puck consistantly, and through 40 mins a game, then there is just no point in debating because it never happened.
Lemieux and Gretzky put up the points but any GM that would say they would pick them over Orr, either never watched them all play shift in and shift out, are related to them or buddies.