I am really curious about your opinion about what do you think is the actual difference between let's say Wayne Gretzky (or Mario Lemieux etc.) - arguably the best forward ever, and an all-time great - for example Joe Sakic (or Steve Yzerman etc.). Completly ignore their domination over their peers - Gretzky easily wins over Sakic - but focus only on the actual head to head comparison. If they play a 7 game series against each other (let's assume teammates, coaches etc. are equally good), who wins the matchup, and how big is the actual difference? Is this comparison even possible? I am just curious what you guys think, because it is not uncommon to see teams with "lesser" players win against teams with much bigger names. I think it is actually really close.