so, i've been to one pro hockey game since i've graced this planet with my presence. Dallas against somebody back in the 90s. it was the most fun i have ever had at a sporting event, but i didn't know what the hell was going on. like the first time they called icing i said, "oh that's just terrible that he flung ice in that guy's face with his skates like that." then the guy i was with (who knew hockey) said, "no dude. you can't just unload the puck across the entire rink like that without repercussions." got it.
fast forward to the end of the game. despite the fact that i was a complete neophyte, even i could tell that Modano was the best player on the ice. which takes a circuitous route to my question.
in the grand scheme, just how good was this guy?