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 Posted: Tue Jan 26th, 2021 06:59 pm
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Mario Lemieux was almost always a man playing against boys.  He could be prone to taking a shift off or maybe the better part of a game, but when he decided to switch on he was completely unstoppable in a way that even Gretzky couldn't approach.  I saw him make a blind, cross-ice, tip pass to a teammate streaking down the opposite boards that just didn't seem possible.  With his back to that part of the ice, how did he see the other player?  How did he redirect the puck at the perfect speed and angle to arrive on that player's stick in full stride?  It was the kind of play you'd never fully appreciate on TV.  And his brute skill exceeded his instinct and finesse.  He was a very large man who couldn't be knocked off the puck and was almost impossible to poke check.  

Not that I was at the game, but when he put the puck between Ray Bourque's skates, danced around him, retrieved the puck on the other side, and then rifled it into the top corner of the net, well, you have to watch it.  Ray Bourque is probably one of the 5 greatest defensemen to ever play hockey and Lemieux turned him into a beginner.  Astounding skill.





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Hockey - Gretzky a bunch of times when the Leafs played the Oilers, then Kings


Baseball - Pitcher, probably Clemens when he played for the Jays. Position player, Mike Trout when they played the Royals


Basketball - College...I saw Kevin Durant play for UT vs KU and he was a one man show. Best college player by far I've ever seen in person. Pro, I've only been to handful of NBA games, so probably Vince Carter


NFL - I've been to handful of Chiefs games over the years, so it's limited to probably Mahomes at this point.

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