First, Sidney Crosby was dubbed the “Next One.” Then, Alex Ovechkin was dubbed “The Great Eight.”
It seems like we are all just waiting for the next greatest hockey player and the fact of the matter is, we are never going to see it.
We’ll see some exceptional hockey players throughout the years, but no one quite like Wayne Gretzky and therefore fitting of sharing his nickname.
In order to be deserving of the title “Great One,” or anything of the like, you’d have to accomplish some or all of what Wayne Gretzky accomplished in his career, which seems virtually impossible in today’s sport.
Let’s go through some of Gretzky’s practically unbeatable accomplishments and some of today’s current best players to compare.