Re: Top 10 most skilled players TSN
posted at 8/6/2010 2:59 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Top 10 most skilled players TSN
In Response to Re: Top 10 most skilled players TSN : 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.
Posted by No4BobbyOrr-GOAT
Like I said talent is debatable, would it be absurd to say orr wasted some of his talent by playing so physical? I agree on talent most GM's might take orr, he is far better then your next option on defense I mean thats not even close, If he never played the debate might be "larry robinson, nick lindstrom and ray bourque, who was the best d man of all time"... And you can find other great great forwards, but its all opinion.. Then again though, if your looking to build a team around the guy, your not just talking individual talent.. No other defensemen has ever had that top end offensive talent, and as well as that defensive skill set..I would probably say bourque is the 2nd best in my opinion, and he never won a scoring title so..
I don't really have an opinion on the most talented player guys are just too different, but there is something to be said with staying healthy as well.. So, I will stick with the side step, yet related, and really undebatable answer, the gretkzy dominated hockey in a way no athelte will dominate another sport..