crosby and gretzky

Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by WM, Feb 13, 2005.

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  1. WM

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    crosby is being compared to gretzky but who was gretzky compared to when he was playing junior hockey and was considered a phenom?
     
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    No idea,maybe no-one since he did'nt really play like anyone before him.I know the general consensus was that he was the best prospect since Guy Lafleur but i doubt anyone compared him to the flower since they were very different style players
     
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    Gretzky said people were comparing him to Bryan Trottier when he enter the NHL. But I dont know why, as Greztky and Trottier does not play a similar game at all. Maybe it is because Trottier was the best center in the league back then.
     
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    For what its worth, I remember reading Gretzky emulated Gibert Perreaults style of play...
    Although interestingly, Gretz's all-time favourite player as a youngster was Gordie Howe - THEY didn't quite play the same style though... ;)
     
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    Part of the reason Gordie played more than 30 Pro seasons was because he played like that.

    Part of the reason Wayne played more than 30 Pro games was because he didn't. :D
     
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    Touche... :D
     
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    Bobby Orr.

    From The Sporting News article "Gretzky, Only 16, Carries a 'Gold-Orr' Label,"
    Here's a link to a great interview by Peter Gzowski of a 13 year old Wayne Gretzky on March 25, 1974 from the CBC Archives.
     
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