Several sportswriters have routinely labeled Wayne Gretzky as the greatest hockey player ever to play the game. This is not true. Gretzky is one of the greats, not the greatest.
If hockey experts were polled as to who was the greatest, a number of names would be mentioned--Jean Beliveau, Gordie Howe, Gretzky, Maurice (Rocket) Richard.
However, one name would be mentioned more than the rest. That, of course, would be the great No. 4, Bobby Orr!