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Revisiting Gretzky vs. Lemieux

Going Five Hole takes a look back at the non-rivalry that defined the 1980’s.

With all the talk of the rise of hockey’s new era, with the soon to be
epic battle of Sidney Crosby vs. Alexander Ovechkin already topping
the card, it is pretty easy to day dream about the last great hockey
duel – Wayne Gretzky vs. Mario Lemieux.

For much of my youth, that comparison always was there. It was
impossible to avoid. For a decade there had been only two choices.

And you had to choose.

I myself was always and will always be a Gretzky guy. Not that I didn’t appreciate Lemieux’s talents, I just thought Gretzky was better. Your thoughts in the comments.