For those that didnt see it, Don Cherry talked about Nieds and Bobby Orr and how well they both skate and he should clips of Orr. http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/hnic/coachscorner/2007/04/the_devils_look_like_they_need.html I was too young to ever see Orr play so I have only seen him through clips and very old game film etc. You can definately see how smooth and fast he was but look at how horrible the other guys on the ice are! Its like they are all skating in sand, they dont play defense, they run into eachother etc. The goalies cant seem to stop a beachball either. I cant help but believe that his abilities became exaggerated because his playing level was so much better relative to the other players of his time. Why is he considered better than guys like Lemieux, Jagr, Gretzky(he played his best in the early-mid80s so this applys less to him), Nieds and a lot of other guys? I know it is hard to compare generation to generation but when I am reminded of the way they played back then and I find it hard to believe he was better. I know this has been brought up in the past so please spare me the dead horse smiley if you dont want to talk about it. I was just reminded of it by Coach's Corner so I wanted to see what people think.