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11-10-2004, 08:22 PM
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Sampe
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Originally Posted by Jets4Life
Just look at the last 5 years he spent in the NHL without Wayne Gretzky. I think he averaged around 40 points per season. Most overrated player in history, IMO.
OK. Kurri's last (and only) NHL seasons without Gretzky:

1988-89......76.44+58=102
1989-90......78.33+60=93
1995-96......14.1+4=5 (also 57 games for the Kings)
1996-97......82.13+22=35
1997-98 .....70.5+17=22

He also scored 27+60=87 points in 1992-93 when Gretzky was injured for nearly half a season. Interestingly enough, that happened to be Kurri's best year as an LA King.

Clearly less surprising is the fact that without Gretzky, Kurri's assist totals were far superior to his goal totals.

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