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Wayne Gretzky Names Surprising Player as Favourite in Today's NHL

Published August 12, 2023 at 12:05
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The NHL talent pool continues to get better and better every single year, and with so many top tier players, there's no doubting that if you asked 100 people on the street who their favourite player is, you could likely get 100 different answers.

The Great One's choice



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That's just what TNT did to Wayne Gretzky recently, and his answer may surprise you.


I'm truly amazed by what Mathew Barzal is doing; I've said it many times. I saw Messier, Lemieux, Lafleur, but this kid is special.


With all the talent in the league, Gretzky chose young Mathew Barzal, who has flashed some incredible play over the past few years for the New York Islanders.

A future Hart Trophy winner?



At 26-years of age, Barzal has a solid seven years of experience, and each and every year it appears he improves in a big way, with speed, flair, great hands and the ability to score incredible goals.


After some deep playoff runs in New York, the pressure is now on Barzal to lead this team to the post-season yet again, and with so much potential, this is a solid choice for the Great One.

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Wayne Gretzky Names Surprising Player as Favourite in Today's NHL

Will Barzal ever be a Hart Trophy candidate?

Yes1337.1 %
No2262.9 %
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