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(NYPost)   Marleau breaks Howe's record. Ripkin nods in approval   (nypost.com) divider line
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2021-04-20 9:31:51 AM  
This is crazy 23 years.  Very few athletes have played this long and he's still doing it well too.
 
2021-04-20 9:42:43 AM  
Other than the "consecutive"'part of the deal. However, break one of Gordon Howe's (OC) records, you've done something awesome.
 
2021-04-20 9:47:00 AM  
Now do the other 400+ and we'll talk.

And Howe was a straight up baller (pucker? sticker?) right up until the end.

Yes, respect, but perspective.  Howe will never really be equaled.
 
2021-04-20 9:49:03 AM  
As a casual observer and not much of a hockey fan, I would have thought Jaromir Jagr had this record. Just looked it up and he's close, at 1,733. I guess he just didn't have it in him to play one more season?
 
2021-04-20 9:52:47 AM  

Super Chronic: As a casual observer and not much of a hockey fan, I would have thought Jaromir Jagr had this record. Just looked it up and he's close, at 1,733. I guess he just didn't have it in him to play one more season?


He did but it was in Europe.
 
2021-04-20 10:21:28 AM  

The Lone Biker of the Apocalypse: Super Chronic: As a casual observer and not much of a hockey fan, I would have thought Jaromir Jagr had this record. Just looked it up and he's close, at 1,733. I guess he just didn't have it in him to play one more season?

He did but it was in Europe.


Huh. I would have thought he would stick around just to break that record, if an NHL team would have him.
 
2021-04-20 10:22:09 AM  
So.... you could play as him on... the original Playstation.  My word.
 
2021-04-20 10:40:57 AM  
I remember going to games when he played for the Seattle Thunderbirds.  Good times.
 
2021-04-20 10:42:43 AM  
Yeah but has he broken Edna's heart?
 
2021-04-20 10:56:04 AM  

Super Chronic: The Lone Biker of the Apocalypse: Super Chronic: As a casual observer and not much of a hockey fan, I would have thought Jaromir Jagr had this record. Just looked it up and he's close, at 1,733. I guess he just didn't have it in him to play one more season?

He did but it was in Europe.

Huh. I would have thought he would stick around just to break that record, if an NHL team would have him.


Therein lies the issue.
 
2021-04-20 11:14:21 AM  
This is the craziest bit of trivia I've seen re: just how long Howe played for:

Bobby Orr was born during Gordie Howe's 2nd NHL season. By the time Gordie Howe retired, Bobby Orr was already in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

//Keep in mind, Orr's career was cut shorter than it should have been due to his knees, and Howe's obviously went a lot farther that anyone's ever will:
 
2021-04-20 11:30:19 AM  

swankywanky: This is the craziest bit of trivia I've seen re: just how long Howe played for:

Bobby Orr was born during Gordie Howe's 2nd NHL season. By the time Gordie Howe retired, Bobby Orr was already in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

//Keep in mind, Orr's career was cut shorter than it should have been due to his knees, and Howe's obviously went a lot farther that anyone's ever will:


Here's another stat: Patrick Marleau has played with 37% of all the people that have ever played a game in the NHL's history
 
2021-04-20 11:50:58 AM  
Ironic....

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Congratulations, Patrick!
 
2021-04-20 12:25:47 PM  
It should also be mentioned that Howe also played (with his sons!) in the WHA for 6 years, adding 419 more games that the NHL doesn't recognize.

What I find most amazing is Marleau reaching this milestone at age 41. Zdeno Chara is older, Messier was 44 when he retired, Chelios was 48, Jagr is still playing at 49 albeit not in the NHL anymore, and Howe was 52 and none of them played more games.

Key to this was Marleau's reliability and health. He has never had a major injury in his entire career, and there was a stretch in the middle where he held the NHL's iron man streak, somewhere around 900 consecutive games played. And he wasn't known to shy away from rough stuff. He was just supremely lucky: Came into the league at age 18, kept playing and never got hurt.
 
2021-04-20 12:50:14 PM  

Ishkur: Key to this was Marleau's reliability and health. He has never had a major injury in his entire career, and there was a stretch in the middle where he held the NHL's iron man streak, somewhere around 900 consecutive games played. And he wasn't known to shy away from rough stuff. He was just supremely lucky: Came into the league at age 18, kept playing and never got hurt.


The streak is 899 and it's CURRENT!
 
2021-04-20 1:04:15 PM  
Ripken, failmitter.
 
2021-04-20 1:09:24 PM  

puckrock2000: Ripken, failmitter.


Kal Ripkin of the Bostimore Ortiols is one of the greatest of all time. Perhaps only second to Nyquill Jornan of the Chagaco Bulls.
 
2021-04-20 1:09:43 PM  

buckeyebrain: The streak is 899 and it's CURRENT!


Yeah, I just had to look it up.

Doug Jarvis has the all time record at 964 so Marleau could beat him next year! That's the more impressive record.
 
2021-04-20 1:14:29 PM  
Also:  During the Sharks broadcast last night, they had a graphic:

Overall Games Missed:  Marleau 31, Howe 57
 
2021-04-20 1:22:49 PM  

Ishkur: It should also be mentioned that Howe also played (with his sons!) in the WHA for 6 years, adding 419 more games that the NHL doesn't recognize.

What I find most amazing is Marleau reaching this milestone at age 41. Zdeno Chara is older, Messier was 44 when he retired, Chelios was 48, Jagr is still playing at 49 albeit not in the NHL anymore, and Howe was 52 and none of them played more games.

Key to this was Marleau's reliability and health. He has never had a major injury in his entire career, and there was a stretch in the middle where he held the NHL's iron man streak, somewhere around 900 consecutive games played. And he wasn't known to shy away from rough stuff. He was just supremely lucky: Came into the league at age 18, kept playing and never got hurt.


Marleau has also lost a ton of potential games to labor disputes and COVID - he could potentially have set this record a couple of years ago.
 
2021-04-20 1:29:28 PM  

OptionC: Ishkur: It should also be mentioned that Howe also played (with his sons!) in the WHA for 6 years, adding 419 more games that the NHL doesn't recognize.

What I find most amazing is Marleau reaching this milestone at age 41. Zdeno Chara is older, Messier was 44 when he retired, Chelios was 48, Jagr is still playing at 49 albeit not in the NHL anymore, and Howe was 52 and none of them played more games.

Key to this was Marleau's reliability and health. He has never had a major injury in his entire career, and there was a stretch in the middle where he held the NHL's iron man streak, somewhere around 900 consecutive games played. And he wasn't known to shy away from rough stuff. He was just supremely lucky: Came into the league at age 18, kept playing and never got hurt.

Marleau has also lost a ton of potential games to labor disputes and COVID - he could potentially have set this record a couple of years ago.


Howe was retired for three years, and played six years -- 419 games -- in the WHA (which the NHL doesn't acknowledge).
 
2021-04-20 3:18:00 PM  
buckeyebrain:
Howe was retired for three years, and played six years -- 419 games -- in the WHA (which the NHL doesn't acknowledge).

The NHL doesn't acknowledge the WHA for most stats, but somehow they did recognize the WHA when they declared Gretzky ineligible for the Calder Trophy.
 
2021-04-20 5:48:52 PM  

Screaming Candle: Now do the other 400+ and we'll talk.

And Howe was a straight up baller (pucker? sticker?) right up until the end.

Yes, respect, but perspective.  Howe will never really be equaled.


He's got 11+ years (and counting) of "consecutive". That blows my mind
 
2021-04-20 7:09:38 PM  

puckrock2000: The NHL doesn't acknowledge the WHA for most stats, but somehow they did recognize the WHA when they declared Gretzky ineligible for the Calder Trophy.


Because at the time it was defined as "First Year of Professional Hockey". They did acknowledge other leagues at the time because the WHA was seen as both a competitor and a contemporary, and so they included stats and accolades. They stopped doing this when the WHA folded -- one year later.

After Gretzky, they changed the rule to "First Year in the NHL". Then when Makarov won at age 29 or whatever, they put age restrictions on it because a 29 year old rookie is kinda silly.
 
2021-04-20 7:21:07 PM  

Ishkur: After Gretzky, they changed the rule to "First Year in the NHL". Then when Makarov won at age 29 or whatever, they put age restrictions on it because a 29 year old rookie is kinda silly.


I actually looked that up because I was thinking of Makarov.  He was 31.
 
2021-04-20 7:21:45 PM  

raisedbyacupofcoffee: So.... you could play as him on... the original Playstation.  My word.


Try Sega Genesis.

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/Bonus: second-to-last game ever released for the Sega Genesis. It was delayed from March 1997 to August 1997 - and was the last Genesis game I bought from a retail store (Software Etc.). No, I did not buy Frogger.
//Same trip I bought my most favorite game on my most favorite system: Dragon Force by Working Designs on Sega Saturn.
///I chose it over Diablo.
 
2021-04-20 7:31:08 PM  
Re: previous post. It should say, 'October'. IIRC, it came out on Halloween... I remember choosing Junon, because of the armor, and it was the first Halloween I didn't go trick or treating... ::looks it up::

YES. Brain not totally scrambled! I got it right: bought both Halloween, got Diablo near Thanksgiving and got Fallout for Christmas.

Jesus... next year: Panzer Dragoon Saga, Street Fighter Alpha 2, Baldur's Gate, Fallout 2, Saturn Bomberman, MechCommander...

...No wonder I think 90% of games today stink... I lived through The Golden Age... at least there's Genshin Impact, Remixed Dungeon, Star Traders  and Hearthstone...
 
2021-04-20 10:36:16 PM  

Jedekai: raisedbyacupofcoffee: So.... you could play as him on... the original Playstation.  My word.

Try Sega Genesis.

[segaretro.org image 850x518]

/Bonus: second-to-last game ever released for the Sega Genesis. It was delayed from March 1997 to August 1997 - and was the last Genesis game I bought from a retail store (Software Etc.). No, I did not buy Frogger.
//Same trip I bought my most favorite game on my most favorite system: Dragon Force by Working Designs on Sega Saturn.
///I chose it over Diablo.


NHLPA 93 or NHL 94.

/off my damn lawn
//still upset they didnt make a Sega CD NHL game
 
2021-04-20 11:15:00 PM  

fatalvenom: Jedekai: raisedbyacupofcoffee: So.... you could play as him on... the original Playstation.  My word.

Try Sega Genesis.

[segaretro.org image 850x518]

/Bonus: second-to-last game ever released for the Sega Genesis. It was delayed from March 1997 to August 1997 - and was the last Genesis game I bought from a retail store (Software Etc.). No, I did not buy Frogger.
//Same trip I bought my most favorite game on my most favorite system: Dragon Force by Working Designs on Sega Saturn.
///I chose it over Diablo.

NHLPA 93 or NHL 94.

/off my damn lawn
//still upset they didnt make a Sega CD NHL game


They did, NHL 94 for Sega CD. With organ music close to each arena's sound.
St. Louis, Hartford, Chicago were popular picks for those reasons in my house.

/its attempt at the synth organ of the LA Kings' Forum was meh
//still own the CD
 
2021-04-20 11:42:09 PM  
Was a college reporter in San Jose in Marleau's second season, and got to cover them a short time later. Impatient Sharks fans then expected him to be an ice god for his draft position, not just a mere 40-point scorer in the shadows of Vincent Damphousse, Owen Nolan, Jeff Friesen and Mike Ricci, or be an instant all-star like Evgeni Nabokov.

Yes, I viewed them as idiots.

Patience is as good a thing as durability and reliability. Props to Marleau.

/don't think bean counters will let him go after the consecutive games record, but not much to bring up from SJ's farm atm
 
2021-04-21 2:56:10 AM  

buckeyebrain: Ishkur: After Gretzky, they changed the rule to "First Year in the NHL". Then when Makarov won at age 29 or whatever, they put age restrictions on it because a 29 year old rookie is kinda silly.

I actually looked that up because I was thinking of Makarov.  He was 31.


Thank you. Once again I was recalling from memory.

Half this thread is hockeydb and the other half is winging it. But at least I was in the ballpark.
 
2021-04-21 2:59:33 AM  

fatalvenom: NHLPA 93 or NHL 94.


This is the only post in this thread.

NHL 93 for the only moves that everyone knows. NHL 94 for manual goalie controls which prevents all the moves in NHL 93 that everyone knows.

/Jeremy Roenick
//the Bo Jackson of NHL 93
 
2021-04-21 3:00:39 AM  
Also

fatalvenom: NHLPA 93 or NHL 94.


Also Wayne.

/because Swingers
//make his head bleed
///For Mr. Superfan 99 over here
 
2021-04-21 3:02:13 AM  

Practical_Draconian: Was a college reporter in San Jose in Marleau's second season


You deserve hazard pay for this suffering.
 
2021-04-21 3:46:17 PM  

Ishkur: Practical_Draconian: Was a college reporter in San Jose in Marleau's second season

You deserve hazard pay for this suffering.


I think I'm still scarred by hearing $81 for a six pack of Heineken bought by someone in the luxury suites while climbing up the stairs of the San Jose Arena at the time.
 
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