Half my kingdom for anyone who can give a good answer as to how gretzky could remain behind the net unmolested, time and time again...
hehe. Didn't they use "enforcers" in that era. Like if someone had gone after Gretsky some big angry 4th liner would run him over or pick a fight.
Also Gretsky himself was a very clean player and there was a vast majority of canadians in the league. No-one would want to be the canadian player that injured Gretsky.
swede Ulf Samuelsson is still hated for the knee-on-knee hit he did on Cam Neely that probably contributed to early retirement for Neely