Gretzky’s Records Can Be Broken

The most significant individual milestone of the past NHL season was set by the already legendary Jaromir Jagr when he passed Mark Messier for second place in the all-time scoring race. Jagr, 45, hopes to play at least five more years until he is 50. He is already boasting that he has passed Gordie Howe for most points scored by a player between 40 and 50 years of age.

Great as Jagr’s achievements are, he is still nearly a staggering 1000 points behind Gretzky’s all time mark. To emphasize how great Gretzky was, Jagr has played over 200 more games than Gretzky to reach his current total. He must know he won’t catch Gretzky – at least in this current phase of his career. But are Gretzky’s records unbreakable? My forecast is that all of his records are on the table and within reach.

Jagr is one of the first athletes that we will see more often in the future, a player who begins his career in his late teens or early twenties and then retires at 50, not 35. Tomorrow’s men and women will be able to do more than their counterparts of today. They will live longer, including staying at a higher health quality for a longer time. Perhaps the average life span will be 100 years, not 80; retirement age will be 80, not 65, and it will be normal to retire from professional sports between 50 and 65.

Last year I wrote two articles on this blog about the chelation remedy, an “alternative medicine” which I took when I was diagnosed with coronary heart disease, with a large amount of heart plaque in an unknown location somewhere near my heart, 9 years ago. It cured me of an official “incurable disease” without an operation and proved that the corrupt “health care” industry – with too many people making money from suffering and death – was using the clinical trial system to conceal legitimate cures from the public; the chelation remedy for sure and possibly many others.

I went on to explain in many articles how coronary heart disease played a significant role in determining who became the Stanley Cup Champion. The eventual champion Pittsburgh Penguins were forced to play without Pascal Dupuis who retired because of recurring blood clots. More significantly, the Tampa Bay Lightning, whom the Penguins barely beat in 7 tough games, were forced to play without their best player, Steve Stamkos until the very last game because of the same problems. And tragically, Gordie Howe, who had been suffering from a series of strokes in recent years died during last year’s playoffs. If the chelation remedy had been recognized by the FDA and Health Canada instead of the deliberate attempts to conceal and discredit it, and if the NHL had been using it, none of the above events would have occurred.

But there is another way of looking at what the chelation remedy does. Not only is it a cure for coronary heart disease, it restores the entire circulatory system, from head to toe, to a healthier state. By clearing the plaque from the entire body, the circulatory system is restored to a state that a person had when he/she was much younger. Up to now, attempts to become younger have been external procedures; hair dye, face lifts, breast implants, skin treatments, etc.

The chelation remedy could be said to be the first treatment that restores internal parts of the body to a younger state. You do not have to be officially sick with coronary heart disease to take it. In fact, by taking it occasionally, maybe once every few years, a person can keep heart plaque throughout the entire body to a minimum. No more worrying about eating foods with high cholesterol. You just take the chelation remedy periodically and then eat what you want.

Remedies like chelation will undoubtedly prolong the careers of professional athletes. As more discoveries are made in biochemistry at the cell level, it may be possible to keep muscles and other tissues in top shape for far longer than it is possible now. Careers like Jagr’s which are now an exception will become the rule.

So stretching our imaginations who can beat Wayne Gretzky’s records?

1. Jaromir Jagr

He’s got a head start on everybody else but given the way the health care industry is discrediting and blocking legitimate cures, it is unlikely that anything startling that will prolong and improve the quality of life will appear in the next five years. Right now the best way to get better new health options on the market and to discredit the bad old ones is to try to expose the health care industry for what it is doing. And the public can also take matters into its own hands by trying to ignore the scare tactics that “established medicine” uses to keep patients in line – “We’re not responsible for what happens” – is typical – and try new techniques and remedies like chelation that get banished into the “alternative medicine” category by the FDA and Health Canada. A few years ago, it was reported that 37% of Canadians were willing to try “alternative medicine” and the percentage is increasing. Clearly the public is not happy with the treatments it is getting from “established medicine” and wants something better.

2. Sidney Crosby, Alexander Ovechkin, and Connor McDavid

Crosby is the direct descendant on Canada’s Golden Hockey Chain that goes back to Maurice Richard. This is the Canadian who is the best player of his generation – Canadian, American, European – far above everybody else. Ovechkin is billed as Crosby’s rival and McDavid is considered to be his successor. If their careers last long enough, perhaps new medical discoveries will keep them playing into their 50s.

3. Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Mario Lemieux

Who knows? If these three can stay alive for a long time, perhaps new biochemistry discoveries can restore other parts of the body besides the chelation remedy. If Gretzky can hang in there and he can be restored, he may feel that his successors like Crosby and Jagr are getting too close for comfort and he’ll want to resume his career. Can Messier and Lemieux be far behind? And while dwelling on these possibilities, how about bringing back Bobby Hull, Bobby Orr, and Guy Lafleur too?

4. Gordie Howe and Maurice Richard

So far only one person in recorded history has managed to defy death both for himself and others. But in theory, if total healing and restoring is taken to its logical conclusion, resurrection is not a far-fetched possibility in this age of new discoveries. Right now it seems a laughable, mad concept but so did air travel and a coronary heart disease cure back in 1800, both of which are now reality. In television shows like “Fabric Of The Cosmos”, futuristic ideas like time travel, the nature of space, multiple universes where clones living the exact same lives as they are on Earth exist, are explored. Nobody knows what dark energy and dark matter is. And how do you explain phenomena like Joan of Arc and Abraham Lincoln’s “dream” where he saw himself lying in state in the White House about 1½ months before it happened? There are a lot of secrets yet to be discovered. Howe himself wanted to take a professional hockey shift when he was over 70. Bring him back and he will be gung-ho to resume his career.

So Gretzky’s records are not unbreakable. Most people think of some new phenomenon yet to be born who will be better than Gretzky who will do the trick. But with new medical discoveries, people of the present and the past, including Gretzky himself still have a chance. Only the concealed secrets and human corruption stand in the way.

 

Is Patrick Roy The Next Owner Of The Quebec Nordiques?

Everybody is questioning and speculating why Patrick Roy has resigned as coach and vice president of the Colorado Avalanche but to me it would not be surprising if it really has to do with the Quebec City situation.

First the background. In 2010, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman made a tour of the three cities that lost their NHL franchises in the 1990s, Hartford, Quebec, and Winnipeg, and offered them terms for readmission to the league; a great fan base, a proper NHL arena, and an acceptable NHL owner. Winnipeg is already back in and Quebec built a new arena with Bettman’s encouragement and applied unsuccessfully for an expansion franchise.

The NHL is publicly explaining that the reason for the rejection of Quebec is the low Canadian dollar and that Quebec is an eastern city and they need another western team to balance up the conferences, but that is not the real reason. The NHL wants nothing to do with Pierre Karl Peladeau, majority owner of Quebecor which sought to be the new Quebec owner. Peladeau is a supporter of the separatist Quebec political party Parti Quebecois, and squashed whatever little chance he had of joining the NHL Board of Governors by publicly questioning the suitability of Board member Geoff Molson owning the Montreal Canadiens because he was an anglophone Quebecer. Such blatant racism was offensive not only to Molson but probably to the majority of the English-speaking NHL Board. Bettman had no choice but to reject Quebec’s bid.

At the same time, that put Bettman on the spot. He is not going to make a tour of cities, offer them terms and then reject them when they make a strong attempt to comply like Quebec has. He is not going offend important people like the Quebec City mayor, the Quebec Provincial Premier, encourage them and their communities to spend nearly $400 million tax dollars on a new arena and then not accept them. The NHL’s and his own personal integrity is on the line. The NHL also wants that $500 million expansion fee. So right now behind the scenes, he is attempting to find a suitable owner for a new Quebec City team.

Is it just coincidence that Pittsburgh Penguin owner Mario Lemieux is trying to sell his share of ownership and that Patrick Roy resigns from Colorado? There is no real reason for Lemieux to sell his shares in the Penguins or for Roy to quit the Colorado Avalanche. Both men have strong emotional ties to the teams they are leaving. For Lemieux, owning the Penguins is a dream come true just as it is for Roy to coach and be vice president of the Colorado Avalance, and also work for his friend and teammate Joe Sakic.

There has to be some strong inducement for them to leave and the probable answer is involvement with a new Quebec City team and both Lemieux and Roy have strong emotional ties to Quebec City. They are also the ideal potential owners for Gary Bettman and the NHL; French Canadian NHL heroes with no political ties who would put the team and the NHL first above any other consideration. They would be welcomed to the NHL Board by Molson and every other NHL governor.

So while everybody is scratching their heads about Roy’s resignation, my guess is that he and probably Lemieux will be involved with a returned Quebec Nordiques, and that ex-Nordique Sakic knows and approves of it though he’ll publicly pretend that he does not.

Gary Bettman is moving behind the scenes and Roy’s resignation from Colorado may be the next step in solving the Quebec problem. There may be other former French Canadian NHL players who will make some unexpected startling decisions in the future too. And what about former Nordique players? Can the Stastny brothers and Michel Goulet be far behind?

Quebec City is coming back into the NHL. It is just a matter of time and finding the right people.

The New Owner Of The Quebec Nordiques: Mario Lemieux

Quebec fans do not despair, you are getting your team back. If one can read between the lines, speculate on what NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is doing behind the scenes to get Quebec City back into the NHL, the likely scenario to occur is a returned Quebec Nordiques with Mario Lemieux as owner.

It makes the most sense. In 2010, Bettman made a tour of the three cities who lost their teams in the 1990s Quebec, Winnipeg, and Hartford, and opened the doors for readmission providing they fulfilled certain conditions. These included an adequate fan base, good ownership, and a proper NHL arena.

Winnipeg is already back and Quebec has desperately tried to comply with Bettman’s terms. There is no problem with the fan base and everyone agrees that the new Videotron arena is a superb NHL arena. But the prospective bidder for owning the team, Quebecor, owned by Pierre Karl Peladeau was unacceptable to the NHL.

Peladeau made public racist statements about one of the NHL Board of Governors, Montreal Canadiens CEO Geoff Molson, statements that were offensive not only to Molson but insulted every Canadian and American English speaking NHL owner. Any Quebec bid by Peladeau and similar thinking Quebecers was dead at that moment.

At the same time Bettman wants to fulfill his promise. It is embarrassing not only for the NHL but for him personally to hobnob with important municipal and provincial politicians, to encourage a city and province to spend nearly $400 million of its tax dollars on a new arena and then not fulfill the NHL’s part of the bargain. He has to find an acceptable owner for Quebec City.

And who better to be that owner than Mario Lemieux? Already he has vast experience as an NHL Governor being part owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Probably what happened when it became apparent to Bettman that Peladeau was an unsuitable owner, is that he approached Lemieux and asked him if he would consider selling his stake in the Pittsburgh franchise and then front a bid to place another NHL team in his native province.

Of course there is no current official confirmation of this happening but it is the most sensible solution to this unfortunate situation. Lemieux or someone like him is the perfect Quebec City owner.

Lemieux is French Canadian, a hero throughout his province. He is no bigot like Peladeau and would be welcomed at the NHL board by Molson and every other NHL governor. He has been part owner of Pittsburgh and knows the hockey business. Unlike Peladeau, he can be counted on to be politically neutral and put the Nordiques and the NHL first.

Just as importantly, Lemieux is well liked and admired not only in French speaking Canada but also in the United States and the rest of Canada. He could probably put together an investment group composed of not only French Canadians but also of investors from other parts of Canada and the United States should there not be enough investment capital to be found in the Province of Quebec.

The only question is how fast will all this occur. Right now it is probable speculation occurring behind the scenes. Right now Bettman is probably helping to find a buyer for Lemieux’s Pittsburgh shares and aiding him to put together a suitable Quebec City investment group.

It is only speculation right now but it is probably the best solution. Quebec City is coming back into the NHL with Mario.