I've been thinking about players whose skill amazed me back when I first got into hockey.
Gilbert Perreault, like Lemieux, was one of those players who could get me out my seat.
GP's most memorable move for me would be how he'd split two defenders, then deke a
goalie for a goal, looking perfectly smooth as he did so.
I recently learned that Gretzky coming up looked up to Gilbert Perreault so much that he wanted
to be #11 if his team didn't have #9 available. Perreault was so good that Bobby Orr called him
the best player he ever played against. There were even times that GP made BO look foolish on
the ice. How many players can even say they did that once to #4?
I miss watching theee Monsieur Gilbert Perreault. Glad we've got articles and highlights
by which to remember and celebrate him.