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by Paul on 11/13/07 at 04:59 PM ET
from Jim Kelley at Sportsnet,
As hockey moments go it was just about perfect except for one thing: In his introduction Messier was called “the greatest leader of all time.”
Not one of many, not even one of a handful, simply the greatest….
But I keep getting stuck on that introduction and my response is twofold: who says so?; and isn’t that a terrible injustice to many hockey players who are already or someday will join him in the Hall?
Don’t misunderstand; this is no knock on Messier’s leadership ability. What he did throughout his career makes a strong argument that he should be considered for that title, but how does one quantify leadership?
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