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08-12-2010, 08:04 AM
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Originally Posted by MadArcand View Post
In Selanne's best years, I'd see his importance as:

92-93 #1 in Winnipeg
95-96 behind Kariya
96-97 behind Kariya
97-98 #1 due to Kariya's injury
98-99 behind Kariya
99-00 behind Kariya
05-06 #1 among forwards, behind Niedermayer overall
06-07 #1 among forwards, behind Niedermayer and Pronger overall

Half the time in his peak he wasn't the top forward on his team. And let's not even go into his worse seasons.
Selanne did outscore Kariya in 96-97 and 98-99, and was only one point behind him in 99-00. I always viewed the two players as equals when they played together.

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