I barely follow hockey at all and definitely could give a **** about the history of it.
I always heard Messiah and Gretzky, never even knew the name Kurri.
I did know Paul Coffey though
I don't know how old you are or how old your were then, but you are so wrong about Messier its ridiculous.
When Messier was traded to the Rangers it was huge because one of the truly great players in the league was traded.
"Typical Morehead!"..................and he didn't even mean that as a compliment..
The Pippen reference is a great one, because Pippen was probably the best SF of the past 50 years because he was so ridiculously dynamic. But you just associate him with Jordan's Bulls.....so yea, I can see how fans would think that of Messier I guess...
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It's too bad, I'm too good....