Kostitsyn versus Pacioretty
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06-15-2011, 11:37 PM
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Keep in mind Richer's 50 goal season came at a time were it was far less of an exploit as it is today. He sharer his two 50 goal seasons with 7 and 8 other players respectively. In his third best year (were he netted 38g) there were 14 players with 50+g. Imho he would have been a 30-40 goal scorer when at his best in today's NHL, doubtful he'd actually hit 40. He was a better player than Kostitsyn for sure but not by such a wide margin. AK has had dominant stretches, also.
No doubt it was a different era, but he was still a dominant scorer and game breaker far above anything that Kosti has come close to becoming. I'd say he was far better than Kosti is. He came in top ten in goals twice and was up there with Steve Yzerman and other top superstars. That is damn impressive.
AK has the talent but hasn't had near those kinds of results.
Also, I was shocked to learn that Richer is 72nd all time in goalscoring. Much of that is because of the era he played in but still...
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