NHL Lockout: Interesting Hockey Debates to Have During the Lockout

December 7th, 2012 by Ryan Davenport Leave a reply »
With yet another NHL lockout well underway, it's certainly a difficult time to be a hockey fan, especially if Kontinental Hockey League, American Hockey League or major junior and college hockey action doesn't excite your senses. 

Until the world's greatest league resumes play, one way for hockey fans to kill time while the NHL and the NHLPA continue to butt heads over a new Collective Bargaining Agreement is to engage in spirited historical debates, and here are a few ideas to help tide hockey enthusiasts over until the NHL eventually opens its doors.


Wayne, Bobby or Mario? 

In any discussion regarding who the greatest hockey player of all time is, with all due respect to Gordie Howe and Maurice Richard, there are three names that stand above all the rest: Mario Lemieux, Bobby Orr and Wayne Gretzky. 

There's a case to be made for each of the three, as Mario was arguably the most dominant forward ever for a short period of time (thanks to back injuries and cancer), Orr was the most revolutionary defenseman ever to lace up a pair of skates and Gretzky holds virtually every meaningful scoring record in the b ...

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