Voted for Orr, easily the best player of all time, though I can see how the Gretzky hype can seduce the youngens
You do know that being hyped means to exaggerate his talent? He didn't blow away nearly every scoring recored because he was "hyped"...
While it's impossible to say any one player is the greatest people can choose who their
greatest player is. Each one of these guys had their own strengths and weaknesses and (most) played in different eras of the NHL. Orr, Gretzky, Lemieux, Esposito, all these guys are legendary players and there's no need to attempt to devalue one player to praise another.
Edited by Gumballthechewy, 17 February 2013 - 12:38 PM.