Sunday, August 05, 2007

The Gretzky Legend

It's the age old hockey question: Will there ever be a Next One?

I know there's debate as to whether Wayne Gretzky was the greatest player of all time. Let's set aside the Mario Lemieux thing for a sec. Cause if we're going there, what if Bobby Orr had two good knees? Fact is, neither stayed healthy. Let's focus on the future.

Will any one ever have a shot at some of Gretzky's records? The inimitable James Mirtle has the answer:
"Unless a 35-year-old Jaromir Jagr can somehow net six and a half more 40-plus goal seasons, it's going to be a solid 20 years before anyone comes close to The Great One."


Check out AOL's NHL Fanhouse where Mirtle takes an even more in depth look at what active players have a shot, albeit a long one.

Interesting to note that Chris Chelios, fourth in active all-time assists, would have to play until he's 75 to catch Gretz. That's practically around the corner for the old man.



At 7:30 PM , Anonymous sindy said...

like the Highlander, there can be only one. maybe, at best, "The Great Other One" but that's it.


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