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06-28-2011, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Kamzik View Post
He was a guy scoring 50 goals when it was nearly impossible to score 50 goals. He had about the same number of goals in the 90s as Teemu Selanne, there was a 6 year stretch where only Jagr had more goals.

He was also on the first PK unit of the Capitals, he had over 30 shorthanded goals. He is all over the Washington Capitals record book.
I am pretty sure I would be all over the Capitals record book too. That isn't a huge accomplishment. This is a team that has been to the Cup final once in their 37 years of existance. They have Langway and maybe Gartner as their best players of all-time and these are their only two legit HHOFers (and with Gartner it's borderline that he's a true Capital). By comparison, if you bragged about who holds the team records for the Hartford/Carolina franchise it would be the same thing.

Originally Posted by MadArcand View Post
Yet he'd be still much better induction than Ciccarelli.
Hard to justify that Bondra was better than Ciccarelli. You have to remember, Bondra did NOTHING if he wasn't scoring goals. Nothing in the mold of Pavel Bure. Ciccarelli was chippy at least, he fought, he wasn't awful defensively. And even if you are comparing them solely as goal scorers Bondra is barely better.

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