Lafleur vs Gretzky

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  1. Bring Back Bucky

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    For those posters who are beginning to find it a bit tedious to see this forum over-run with comparisons between #10 & #99 I present my poll.

    Are Lafleur and Gretzky on a level of reasonable comparison??? Let's have your votes, ladies.
     
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    It's neck and neck with only 14 votes separating the two sides after 14 votes have been cast. Hopefully this will spur on even more of that intelligent "Lafleur was as good as Gretzky, Gretzky just padded his stats in blowouts" talk we all love. :)
     
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    Dear Lord, we finally have a yes vote. Guess we'll have to put asterisks beside of all of Gretzky's records now.
     
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    I don't like any comparison's.

    The reason being that they seem to always downgrade a player or both.

    Both were great for a list of reasons in my opinion. No need to compare them.
     
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    I think it's just plain silly myself, that's the real motivation for this silly poll. ;)
     
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    We should also a start a "What least impressed you about Guy Lafleur" thread.

    We could talk about his stupid hippy hair and the fact that he smoked and drank too much. The fact that he forced management to draft Wickenheiser instead of Savard etc...

    Then we could compare him to Steve Sullivan and try to diminish everything Lafleur did. When people tell us were just making stuff up we could manipulate stats to try and prove Lafleur sucked.

    No wait, that would be pointless. We could talk about how great he was and admire what an artist he was on the ice without having to dimish anything he did. To try to take away from Lafleur wouldn't make any sense, just as taking away from Gretzky would be foolish.

    *As for the poll, very few people can compare to #99. Lafleur was an amazing player, probably top 15 of all time, but Gretzky is simply on another level. I think you could compare who looked better on the ice and most people would probably say Lafleur, but to compare them overall, for their whole careers, it's pointless. The level of domiance Gretzky achieved might never be seen again. At the very least, it will be a while before we see 92 goals in a season again.
     
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    At twenty votes against to one for, I'd say this is starting to look like one of those blowouts where Gretzky scored all his goals...
     
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    Hey, K-10, you've claimed to see Lafleur play live, right?

    Then how come, on the Marcel Dionne thread, you wrote:

    "Ok um I havent really had the upportunity to watch him play either but my dad has informed me of his greatness as he's 3 years older then Dionne."

    Your dad is three years older than Marcel Dionne, yet you saw The Flower play, is that right? Did you go back in time or something?

    Curious,
    MoneyP
     
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    I considered starting a thread like that, but after Corrado Micalef it wouldn`t have been as funny. This is a great idea if it keeps the pointless debate out of threads that have nothing to do with it, but I don`t think it will.
     
  11. KariyaIsGod*

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    I wonder who made the yes vote lol....
     
  12. VanIslander

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    Don't people realize that comparing their favourite player to the best only ends up generating critical comments about their fav?

    I was a huge Lafleur fan in the late seventies but it was obvious that Gretzky played the game at a different level way before he set a bunch of statistical records.
     
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    Huh K-10 didn't respond... shocking.
     
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    Dionne was born in `51 so K10`s dad would`ve been born in `48. K10 said in another thread that he was 42 years old, which means he was born in `62 or `63.

    Therefore K10`s dad would have to have been 14 or 15 when K10 was born. I guess it`s possible..... Actually that might explain a few things.
     
  16. se7en*

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    Haha. Busted... :biglaugh:

    I knew it.
     
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    I'm 36 and recall practically all of Dionne's career, except his time with the Wings. If somebody is 42 and a hockey fan all his life, he would recall his whole career.
     
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  19. se7en*

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    Does this mean that Kovalev10 = chooch?

    Think about it, they are both lacking common sense and defend to ridiculousness a player they never watched. Well we know for sure one never watched. :innocent:
     
  20. chooch*

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    Youre right, Messier was better then Gretzky.
     
  21. KOVALEV10*

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    My dad is 62.. isnt Dionne like 59 or something? My dad left me and my mom for a couple years to live in LA in 1970 or something when I was only 8 because his job was much better in LA. So he went to a lot of LA games so he really knows Dionne much more then me and was a lot older and mature when Dionne was at his prime. I admit he's a better hockey guy then me.
     
  22. Snap Wilson

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    Riiggghhhhhttt.... but you, um, never really got the "upportunity" to see Dionne play, watching hockey in the 70s and 80s and all. Tell us another one, kid.
     
  23. Ogopogo*

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    You should work the numbers on your story and figure out your age. :biglaugh:
     
  24. KOVALEV10*

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    :biglaugh: Did I ever tell you you're a moron? Guys you wanna know the truth? I'm... 5!! OK IM 5 Damit :shakehead
     
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    First thing you said that actually makes sense!
     
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