I’m genuinely shocked that we somehow managed to take this thread to an even more contentious place than it started. About hockey. Wow.
GOAT debates are one of those things where I usually like to take the devil’s advocate stance, especially when the obvious candidate is one of the biggest names in sports history. That being said, in my mind, Gretzky is so obviously the greatest hockey player in the history of the NHL that I can’t even pretend to debate otherwise. There are other greats that deserve their own place in the conversation besides “not Gretzky” but the fact is…they’re not Gretzky.
For me, the biggest takeaway from this vital feedback thread is that some people, not pointing fingers, should think long and hard about their choices. Mostly the ones where people are even mentioning Ovi in this conversation.