Who was the 3rd best forward since expansion?
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11-11-2011, 04:39 PM
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For all the talk of Jagr's longevity advantage over Lafleur:
Lafleur = 6 X 1st Team All Star; 0 X 2nd Team All-Star
Jagr = 7 X 1st Team All Star; 1 X 2nd Team All-Star
Jagr didn't have that many more elite seasons than Lafleur.
But you have to look at it deeper. Jagr had a 94 and 99 point season prior to his Art Ross run. Neither year he was an all-star but in 1994 with his 99 point year it wouldn't have been criminal.
Then even in 2001-'02 when we thought Jagr was on a slow decline after 4 straight scoring titles he was still 5th in points.
2007 he has a 96 point year, still among the elite. No all-star because Heatley and St. Louis were (barely) the better players that year. Still good in 2008 too. Still good in 2011 by the looks of it. Lafleur has the 6 years and very little else. Jagr doesn't, and his two Cup wins were as a rookie so he's fairly evenly spread out
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