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Dang, Missed It By A Day

By Wyatt Earp | October 16, 2009

And since this is a milestone set by my hockey idol, I should be very ashamed. 20 years ago yesterday, Wayne Gretzky broke Gordie Howe’s all-time points record (1,850) with this goal.

The Great One, indeed. Oh, and by the way, the Kings went on to win the game in overtime by a score of 5-4.

Topics: Ice Hockey, Video | 8 Comments »

8 Responses to “Dang, Missed It By A Day”

  1. Becky Says:
    October 16th, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Last night the current Red Wings beat the Kings 5-2. Gordy still reigns supreme, he played with his son at age 50, Chris Chelios is trying to beat that record. If only Gretzy was a Wing!

  2. Randal Graves Says:
    October 17th, 2009 at 12:01 am

    And, if I recall correctly, Gordie acted like an ass.

  3. Wyatt Earp Says:
    October 17th, 2009 at 12:59 am

    Becky – I had the pleasure of seeing him play in his later years with the Hartford Whalers, and his son, Mark, is one of the best defensemen in Flyers history.

    Randal – He seemed a tad bitter. It’s a shame, because Gretz idolized Gordie.

  4. Sully Says:
    October 17th, 2009 at 8:35 am

    Naturally, I maintain that Bobby Orr was the best player ever!!! Gordie is second.

    …and Mario Lemieux is third.

  5. SDH Says:
    October 17th, 2009 at 8:59 am

    Naturally, I maintain that Bobby Orr was the best player ever!!!

    Agreed. Gretzky would be second, then either Lemieux, Howe or Richard.

    I’d then put Beliveau, Harvey, Lafleur, Morenz and Hull in that order.

    That’s a lot of Habs.

  6. Andrew Says:
    October 17th, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Gretzky is a legend.

    If Lindros hadn’t ruined his career with injuries and all the crap between him and Clarke, I think he would have been up there with the greats.

    That dude had the size of an enforcer and the stick handling and finesse of a small skater. Not too many hockey players like him these days.

    Crosby and Ovie are great, but I want to see a new star who has it all, like Lindros did back in the 90′s.

  7. keith henderson Says:
    October 18th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    I enjoy your blog very much but one thing that annoys me is when you say ice hockey. its hockey period .everything else is to hockey. ice skating,roller hockey etc. please just refer to it as hockey. thank you from the hometown of aaron asham.

  8. Wyatt Earp Says:
    October 18th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Sully – Orr was fantastic, but I still prefer Gretzky. Lemieux was awesome, too.

    SDH – They have been blessed with a lot of talent over the years.

    Andrew – And I don’t think Tavares gets physical, either.

    Keith – Noted. I only write that because my sons play street hockey, and some of my non-hockey fan readers need the references differentiated.