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08-03-2009, 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by ushvinder View Post
Stan Mikita doesnt have the great peak? He won more art ross trophies than Lafluer, while competing against better comp. Was an elite player for 5-6 years longer than Lalfleur.

I'm sorry when was Guy Lafluer the consensus best for 5-6 years? In 1975 Bobby Orr was easily #1. In 1976 Bobby Clarke won the hart trophy in a landslide. In 1979 Bryan Trottier was the best player and in 1980 it was between Gretzky and Dionne.

Guy Lafluer was the best forward in 1977 and 1978, that's about it. He's got to be the most overrated 'elite' player of all times.
Mikita does have a great peak. That's why he's a Top 20 player of all time. But he wasn't a gamebreaker in quite the same way Lafleur was.

And I'm talking about the period between Orr and Gretzky - Lafleur was the best player in the league even if he didn't win the Hart every year.

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