Re: Happy 65th Number 4
posted at 3/20/2013 11:41 AM EDT
In response to RidingWithTheKingII's comment:
In response to CaptainZdeno33's comment:
Lol you have your opinion, I have mine, Rusty. I don't really care if you think I lost credibility. Gretzky holds just about every record known to man and those two are far and away the PPG leaders in NHL history so I don't think its that far fetched...if you don't like my opinion then move along. What does it matter if a guy is not tough when he's putting up nearly 2 points a game and guiding his team to multiple Stanley Cup wins?
You said Lemieux above Orr, which no one who is a legit fan would do, and then said "by far".
Dude, that's pretty embarrassing short of some Penguins homer who doesn't know anything about the NHL and its history.
Playing hockey is more than just cherrypicking at the blue line, demanding power plays to boost your stats, not playing any defense whatsover and playing around a loaded cast like Lemieux did for the majority of his career.
That's not disparage what a great passer he was (I rank him 3rd best passer I've seen behind Gretzky and Adam Oates), but Gretzky>Lemieux and at best it's a toss up between Orr or Gretzky.
There is no real negative with Orr, where you can point to a negative with Gretzky and many with Lemieux.
For someone as big as a Lemieux, too, it's somewhat sad he was such a puss.
Its kind of difficult to base an opinion off of highlight reels only. If I had seen Bobby play live I'm sure I would have thought differently. I bet some old-timers would have a problem with me thinking some modern day QBs were better than Johnny Unitas too...the key word is opinion, I'm not saying its a fact.
Sorry to derail your thread Muz, Rusty's "no legit fan" BS pi55es me off.