In my opinion Steve Yzerman is the best player to put on a pair of skates.

Steve Yzerman - Steve Yzerman from the Detroit Red Wings.
@bonbon664 (3470)
Canada
January 2, 2007 7:09pm CST
They are retiring his jersey tonight, and in my opinion Steve Yzerman is the best player to put on a pair of skates. He's a class act, and I'll miss him.
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@vrccan (20)
• Canada
4 Feb 07
Statistically speaking, Wayne Gretzky is unquestionably the greatest player around, although he may end up yielding that to Sidney Crosby, who's on pace to break his point total when he was 19. Tough to say though, since it's still so early in Crosby's career. All it takes is one injury and any hope of breaking Gretzky's records is gone. The Great One, in addition to raw talent, also had longevity, and that fact more than anything else is what gives him all the records.
@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
4 Feb 07
Yes, Gretzky is, and will always be the "Great One". I'm just a real fan of Steve Y. I think he's a complete package, and I'll miss him on the ice.
@vrccan (20)
• Canada
4 Feb 07
Oh no question about it, Stevie Y's a class act, and you can certainly make the argument that he did a lot of things better than Gretzky (Captaining a team for example). I'm looking forward to see what he's going to do with the GM responsibilities for the 2010 olympics!
• United States
17 Jun 07
There is Gretzsy, Howe, Lemieux, and Yzerman.
@acosjo (1904)
• Canada
6 Jan 07
The Great One - The Great One
I cannot agree more. Stevie Y is a class act and world class hockey player, but you can't say he's the best to put on a pair of skates, not with this man around.
@Hodgie (23)
• Canada
4 Jan 07
He was good, but not the greatest. Wayne Gretzgy my friend was the greatest. I bet even Stevey Y would say that himself!
@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
3 Jan 07
Better than Gretzky? Hmmm, I don't know about that. Messier and Bobby Hull and Gordie Howe, and Rocket Richard, all were pretty dang good too...