Selšnne vs Francis
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08-12-2010, 10:14 AM
Join Date: Dec 2006
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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.
96-97 - over a minute less ATOI, less PPG
98-99 - 3 minutes less ATOI
99-00 - nearly 2 minutes less ATOI, less PPG
Keep in mind we're talking overall impact on team, not just scoring.
BTW Francis outscored Jagr in 92-93, was close in 93-94, not that far off in 94-95 and close in 96-97 (with much worse PPG though). He was ahead of Jagr in ATOI in all seasons but 97-98. Saying that Jagr made Francis on one hand while considering Selanne Kariya's equal on the other is ridiculous.
Not to mention that Francis murders Selanne in playoffs.
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