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01-20-2005, 08:19 PM
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Originally Posted by jiggs 10
Gretzky was FAR better. See Bernie Nicholls (70 goals with Gretz, then never above 40 again?), Jari Kurri (who could score on his own, just not at the 75 goals a year pace he had with Gretz), and even Dave Cementhead, er, Semenko, who would have been out of the NHL if not for Gretzky.
Agreed, Lemieux was an incredible passer, but Gretzky was just on a whole other level.

All players other than Gretzky have a combined 2 100+ assist seasons (Orr & Lemieux each have 1).

Gretzky had 11 consecutive years of 100+ assist seasons.

From 1980-81 to 90-91 Gretzky averaged 122 assists.

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