In one corner is Bobby Orr, a two-time Stanley Cup champion defenseman who single-handedly changed the game of hockey in the 1960s and 1970s, has been regarded as one of the greatest players of all time and his Stanley Cup clinching goal over the Blues goes down as one of the most memorable moments (and sports photos) in the history of competition.
Meanwhile, four-time Cup champ Wayne Gretzky, the most prolific scorer to ever lace up a pair of skates, revived the game in the 1980s and 1990s with his dazzling goal-scoring abilities. The Great One retired with 894 career regular-season goals and 2,857 career points — both NHL records — and his dominance forced NHL league officials to change the rules of the game.
Both are Hall of Famers and both are mentioned in the same breath when speaking of the game’s all-time best. But with the Kings in town to play the Bruins on Saturday, one has to wonder: Which player is a bigger hockey legend?
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