Who was a smarter player who more physically talented, 99 or 66

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  1. chooch*

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    Its been repeated like a mantra for may years (usually by those seeking employment (like Espo) that one is smart the other "gifted". That one used his smarts to score the other his size, reach skating or other physical takents (which he didnt have to work at given that he likes golf more than hockey or something to that effect).

    In football and baseball for many years the old adage was repeated: the Black ballplayer was more physically gifted, the White one was smarter.

    Take your pick.
     
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    both were extremely smart and gifted. theres no other way around it.

    gretzky and lemieux were two players that could do more things with the puck than any other person i have ever seen play the game. well besides belak. i didnt think anyone could be that bad :sarcasm:
     
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    Both were incredibly smart AND incredibly talented. This just invalidates the first 3 options in your poll.
     
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    VanIslander Don't waste my time

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    Who debates Gretz vs. Lemieux any more?

    BOTH were clearly better than any one else who ever played a forward position.

    Period.
     
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    Both were very gifted and talented. Mario had more physical gifts, Gretzky did more with less.

    A better chooch-esque debate would be who was more gifted: Denis Savard or Wayne Gretzky...
     
  6. Ogopogo*

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    Honestly, is anyone more talented or smarter than chooch?
     
  7. arrbez

    arrbez bad chi

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    I think asking who had a sweeter mullet would make for a more interesting discussion.

    I'm talking the early-80's Wayner Waterfall vs. the Magic Mario Mullet of the early 90's
     
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    I'm still wondering how Maxwell Edison could say Mario was not smart.... :huh:
     
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    Has to be 'both'.
     

  10. LOL

    I'll take the Jagr!!
     
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    jagrs mullet would be nothing without the tutelage and mentoring mario provided during his early years in Pittsburgh.

    :teach:
     

  12. :D
     
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