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Is Bobby Orr actually the greatest hockey player of all time?

Bobby Orr, one of the NHL's greatest defensemen, is celebrating his 70th birthday in March. Orr only played 657 career games, but he revolutionized the defensemen position by making it more offensive. Still, Gretzky is the man with all the Stanley Cups, accolades and untouchable records. For many, numbers don't lie, making Gretzky the greatest NHL player ever. What do you think? 🏒

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It's one thing to get numbers. It's another thing to impact the game. Bobby Orr was the complete package. He could score, pass, defend and skate with anyone in the league. While most defensemen were stuck chasing around forwards, Orr revolutionized the position—making it an offensive threat. He's the only defenseman to win the Art Ross trophy awarded to the player with the most points at the end of season. Orr's only weakness was staying healthy. But those years he was active proved he produce just as well as anyone in the history of the game. Gretzky might have the name recognition, but real hockey fans know that Orr was the greatest player ever.

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Is it Bobby Orr or Wayne Gretzky who holds 40 regular season records? Is it Bobby Orr who has four Stanley Cups? Orr may have been hampered by injuries, but it doesn't take away from the fact that Gretzky is still the greatest ever to play the game. The numbers don't lie. He has a number of seemingly unbreakable records that will likely stand the test of time. In terms of impact, he employed a team-oriented style in an NHL where star players were the focus of the sport. He got people to play for each other rather for themselves. That's why he's the Great(est) One.

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Is Bobby Orr actually the greatest hockey player of all time?
A festive crown for the winner
#BobbyOrrGOAT
#GretzkyGOAT