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Hey! Where the heck is The Great One?

Posted By On July 12, 2011 @ 6:55 am In Hockey,New York Rangers,NHL | 387 Comments

I hate to be confrontational or argumentative. Right?

But NHL.com did a list of the most exciting players of all time [1] … and somehow Wayne Gretzky wasn’t on it. Nor was Mario Lemieux. Or Jaromir Jagr, who, love him or not, was a thrill a minute when he wanted to be.


AP Photo

I don’t get that at all. What was more exciting than TGO scoring 50 goals in the first 39 games of a season? Or scoring points in 51 consecutive games? Or zooming past Phil Esposito’s record and breaking the 80, and then the 90 barrier?

Come on.

I mean, Denis Savard? Yeah, he did the spin-a-rama, which might be the dumbest expression in sports. And he’s a Hall of Famer. But more exciting than 99? You kiddin’ me?

Well, at least Skid Crosby wasn’t on the list. Or isn’t at the moment.

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[1] NHL.com did a list of the most exciting players of all time: http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=569041&navid=mod-rr-headlines

[2] Image: http://dqmt5fo24ucpe.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Gretzky-23.jpg