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10-05-2003, 02:26 PM
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If you take a 24 years old Wayne Gretzky in top shape and put him on a team like Colorado in today's NHL he'd score around 140 points per season... which is more than enough to crush everyone else in the scoring race.

Yes, I know, that's about 60 less than his average in the early 80s but don't forget how better the defense is today and also the goaltenders. There is just no comparison between today's goaltending and back then's goaltending, be it skill, athletism, equipment, etc. When you watch some of those old tapes it's just amazing how much net there was to shoot at compared to today.

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