Through a career riddled by injuries – including one induced retirement – Lemieux was one of the most dominant forwards the game has ever seen. He temporarily led the NHL in both career Goals Per Game and Points Per Game, despite debuting after Gretzky and despite playing more of his career in the Dead Puck Era.
But Lemieux never reached Gretzky’s accomplishments either in terms of his peak or his longevity. He has fewer scoring titles and Cups than Gretzky, and Gretzky achieved Lemieux’s offensive feats many times over.
Listen to us discuss whether or not Lemieux is the Greatest Hockey Player of All Time, the Greatest Centre of All Time, or something else, here:
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Gretzky is The Great One. But some of us think Bobby Orr was better.
So maybe he’s the greatest forward ever. But then there’s Gordie Howe.
So maybe he’s the greatest centre ever. But then some people think Lemieux is.
For this episode, we spend it talking entirely about how incredible Gretzky was.
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The Dominator had a nearly unrivaled stretch of goalie dominance during the Dead Puck Era.
But it was only 6 years. Is that enough for Dominik Hasek to be considered the Greatest Goalie of All Time?
Listen to us talk about Hasek here:
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The narrative is that Mark Messier is the Greatest Leader/Captain in NHL history, probably hockey history and (depending upon who you talk to) maybe even in pro sports history.
So the question isn’t whether or not he belongs in the Hall of Fame, but how good he was. And do his “intangibles” make up for never being a top offensive player ever during the course of his career?
Listen to us talk bout Mark Messier:
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In our final episode of our series on the NHL’s Hart Trophy, we compare our list of the players to win the MVP (and our own best player award) to the actual list of Hart Trophy winners.
Then we enjoy rehashing the worst Hart Trophy awards of the last 100 years.
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In Part 8 of our Hart Trophy series we examine the Hart Trophies awarded since the 2013 lockout and we guess about who should win in 2020.
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In Part 7 of our Hart Trophy series we examine the Hart Trophies awarded between the cancelled season and the 2012-13 lockout.
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In Part 6 of our Hart Trophy series, we examine the Hart Trophies awarded between the strikes of 1995 and 2004, much of which is colloquially known as “The Dead Puck Era” due to the low scoring of the late ’90s and early ’00s
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In Part 5 of our series on Hart Trophy winners, we focus on the years between the merger of the WHA and NHL in 1979 to the first lockout in 1994.
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In Part 4 of our series on Hart Trophy winners, we focus on the years between the expansion of the NHL to 12 teams in 1967-68 and the merger with the WHA in 1979.
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