Re: Top 10 most skilled players TSN
posted at 8/7/2010 11:32 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Top 10 most skilled players TSN
There is too much name-calling in this post. We don't need it. As I said before, this post has me agitated. Everyone is running off on different tangents. The post says "skilled", not "best ever", not "most points", not "who played the longest". The skills are: Skating, speed, puckhandling, passing, shooting, and checking. Period. There is nothing else involved. When comparing all the players under this criteria, Orr comes out on top in each category. If he doesn't you are letting other factors into your consideration.
Posted by Wheatskins
Once again I agree with you, and if he is best in these categories and 8 years and Norris's later I would tend to say best ever as well.
Someone's comment earlier as well, 5 Orrs 5Gretz 5 Lemieuxs who would win. Who do you want in the game when the game means something, yes all of them, but my money is on Orr. He still holds the fastest OT winner in Stanley cup history and scored the only 2 winners for the B's in my lifetime. With all the goals Grets and Lem have Grets has the only winner between them.
It can be said for Orr that the B's never won anything after he left , same for Lem, but Edm won 2 years after Gretz was gone. Would the B's have won without Orr no way, Pit maybe, Edm did.
None of them were the first star in every game they played, but Orr never toook a game let alone a shift off. Gretz especially, and Lem also capitalized on opposition breakdowns, but Orr caused the breakdowns.
I know it is impossible to sway the Gretz lovers, because they can never see past the points and yes he def put them up, but I will always try.
No.4 Bobby Orr - THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME!!!