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.

 

Pittsburgh Reclaims Its Projected Future

After floundering in the wilderness for seven years, the Pittsburgh Penguins have finally returned to the place projected for them when they assembled a team based on the one-two punch of Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. But how different from the team of 2009. That team was expected to win by overwhelming offence. This team won by being committed to playing good defense, as stressed by new coach Mike Sullivan.

It started in goal when untried Matt Murray (the real Conn Smythe Trophy winner as “official” Conn Smythe Trophy winner Sidney Crosby would be the first to tell you) replaced the injured, erratic Marc Andre Fleury and gave Pittsburgh the steady goaltending they have sorely lacked since they won the Stanley Cup in 2009. Pittsburgh became the hottest team in the last month of the regular season and kept that momentum and dedicated defensive play for the whole of the playoffs. That defensive commitment, starting in goal is the main reason Pittsburgh is now the 2016 Stanley Cup Champion.

It is now two Stanley Cups and two Olympic gold medals for Sidney Crosby the player who now wears the invisible emblem of Canada’s golden hockey chain. This chain goes back to the days of Maurice Richard. It is the Canadian player who is head and shoulders above everybody else – Canadian and international – in his playing time era. For those who are unfamiliar with it, the line includes in this order, Maurice Richard, Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull, Bobby Orr, Guy Lafleur, Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and now Crosby.

Actually Crosby and Malkin did not have a particularly distinguished playoff period. They virtually disappeared during the Washington series and were outplayed by their rivals Alexander Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom. But the very fact that they did not stick out is the reason why Pittsburgh is this year’s Stanley Cup Champion. Both stars bought in to Sullivan’s defensive commitment and what they gave was enough to carry the Penguins to the top. Actually they just played like one of the guys.

It has taken seven years for the Penguins to get back to the top. When Pittsburgh drafted Crosby and then Malkin it was projected that the Penguins would win Stanley Cups, not a Stanley Cup. But then General Manager Ray Shero tinkered the wrong way with the chemistry that had won the Cup in 2009 and Pittsburgh has been out in the wilderness ever since then searching for an answer.

A huge part of the problem was the erratic play of goaltender Marc Andre Fleury who never regained the form he displayed in 2009. In fact for Fleury this win is probably bitter sweet. He may be the champion but inside he probably knows he has played his last game as a Penguin. Pittsburgh is not going keep his large contract and his erratic goaltending after the steady performance Matt Murray gave the team. He is at the top of Pittsburgh’s trade list.

While Pittsburgh searched for an answer to get back to the top, there were casualties. General Manager Ray Shero who conceived the team as a one-two punch is now the GM of the New Jersey Devils. Former coach Dan Bylsma is now coaching the Buffalo Sabres. And the number of players who have come and gone while Pittsburgh searched for the winning formula around Crosby and Malkin are uncounted. But that is all in the past. Pittsburgh is back at the top where it was projected to be.

So who can stop Pittsburgh? At the top of the list has to be the Tampa Bay Lightning who barely lost to the Penguins in part thanks to a corrupt health industry that is concealing a cure for coronary heart disease that kept Steve Stamkos out of their line-up and unkind hockey gods who allowed their goaltender, Ben Bishop to be injured. Right beside them will be a re-tooled three time champion Chicago Blackhawks. And if they can find the chemistry again, the Los Angeles Kings could pose a challenge.

But if Pittsburgh continues to get the steady goaltending of Murray and the defensive commitment from the entire team, dethroning the Penguins is going to be a very tough task. Pittsburgh could reach the winner’s circle many more times before the Crosby-Malkin era ends.