Mario is still 2nd best, sry

Mario is still 2nd best, sry

Post by Jon Michael Coat » Fri, 08 Apr 1994 09:26:50


 In response to some Mario best goalscorer of all time comments:

 Ahem.
 While Mario's talents are nothing to sneeze at,
 there is only one Great One, he is the best ever, he will probably
 always be known that way. The only people who don't agree are
 pittsburgh fans.
 Yes, Mario's goals/game avg is higher, but he hasn't played as long.
 Howe's and Gretzky's both slipped after they had been around a few years
 and started to slow down.
 where do you think Mike Bossy would be in the record books barring injury?
 Wayne even said in THN that Bossy was  a better goal scorer than he is.
 final point:  yes, Mario has gone through injuries, the Hodgkins' etc.
 and would have better numbers if that had not happened.
 BUT... he was healthy for a good four years first, and he did beat Wayne in
 the scoring race one or two of those years, i think, but
 the 92 still stands. the 212 still stands. 50 goals in 39 games...
 alive and well. record in assists, record in playoffs goals
 record in playoffs points...
 there is a BIG PROBLEM with your Mario is the best argument.
 the record book shows Wayne Gretzky's name all over every spot
 except Penalty Minutes... does this mean Mario never produced
 his full potential any given year?
 Does this mean his team was so inferior to the Oilers of the 80s
 (possibly, but you can't count teammates as support, look at wayne's
 numbers right now, and what place are the Kings in?)
 well, sorry to go off on Mario. I think he is The Second Best Ever,
 but if you don't see that, you are as blind as Ron Hogarth.

 "that's funny, i thought i read a post with Belfour's name in it
  and a compliment.  Now what was that score tonight?
  btw, good penalty, Eddie. Save Chelios's ***and pick up 2 assists.

  go Blues.
                                     Thumper
                                               ---=o:

*Sorry, guys, this is/was my first post and it was sent
 instead as a reply to the good Mr. Hornsey of pittsburgh fandom.
  i edited it and resubmitted so you could comment.
  Hope to be posting here a lot. later.*

 
 
 

Mario is still 2nd best, sry

Post by B. HAY » Sun, 10 Apr 1994 03:47:56


Quote:

>Subject: Mario is still 2nd best, sry
>Date: 7 Apr 1994 00:26:50 GMT
> In response to some Mario best goalscorer of all time comments:
> Ahem.
> While Mario's talents are nothing to sneeze at,
> there is only one Great One, he is the best ever, he will probably
> always be known that way. The only people who don't agree are
> pittsburgh fans.
> Yes, Mario's goals/game avg is higher, but he hasn't played as long.
> Howe's and Gretzky's both slipped after they had been around a few years
> and started to slow down.
> where do you think Mike Bossy would be in the record books barring injury?
> Wayne even said in THN that Bossy was  a better goal scorer than he is.
> final point:  yes, Mario has gone through injuries, the Hodgkins' etc.
> and would have better numbers if that had not happened.
> BUT... he was healthy for a good four years first, and he did beat Wayne in
> the scoring race one or two of those years, i think, but
> the 92 still stands. the 212 still stands. 50 goals in 39 games...
> alive and well. record in assists, record in playoffs goals
> record in playoffs points...
> there is a BIG PROBLEM with your Mario is the best argument.
> the record book shows Wayne Gretzky's name all over every spot
> except Penalty Minutes... does this mean Mario never produced
> his full potential any given year?
> Does this mean his team was so inferior to the Oilers of the 80s
> (possibly, but you can't count teammates as support, look at wayne's
> numbers right now, and what place are the Kings in?)
> well, sorry to go off on Mario. I think he is The Second Best Ever,
> but if you don't see that, you are as blind as Ron Hogarth.
> "that's funny, i thought i read a post with Belfour's name in it
>  and a compliment.  Now what was that score tonight?
>  btw, good penalty, Eddie. Save Chelios's ***and pick up 2 assists.

>  go Blues.
>                                     Thumper
>                                               ---=o:
>*Sorry, guys, this is/was my first post and it was sent
> instead as a reply to the good Mr. Hornsey of pittsburgh fandom.
>  i edited it and resubmitted so you could comment.
>  Hope to be posting here a lot. later.*

I agree with your statement and your ideas are sound.  But as to what
Lemieux could have done, I guess we'll never know.  That's really too bad.  
Ditto for Bossy.