Never been a great fan of either, Gretzky played with the best team in the 80's and when traded to the LA Kings, The SL Blues and the Rangers, none of these team got better actually besides the Kings the other teams might of got worst with the arrival of Wayne. As for Brodeur do I need to mention the D-men He(Brodeur) worked with Stevens, Niedermayer, Rafalski ect… not to mention the defensively gifted fowards He also played with over the years
C. Lemieux, Pandolfo, White, ect.
PS: I feel great shame after forgeting the names of Markov and S. Kostitsyn who's having a much better start than is brother in the AHL. Do you think the Habs will give O'Byrne and S. Kostitsyn a chance this year? IMO I think that S.Kostitsyn is much better than Grabovski, Kostopoulos or even Smolinski and I also think that O'Byrne's much better than Brisebois or Georges.