Who was the 3rd best forward since expansion?
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11-11-2011, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by
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Jagr also had more competition, directly from the Euro influx:
Selanne, Bure, Mogilny, etc.
His longevity advantage is distinct when looking at adjusted goals, assists, points, etc. Even without factoring in 1.5 seasons missed due to lockout and three in the KHL, he obliterates Lafleur's numbers.
Good point about the Euro influx. The counterpoint would be that Lafleur had guys like Mike Bossy and Yvon Cournoyer to compete against, while the quality of Canadian wingers dropped sharply in the mid 80s.
As for the second point, he might obliterate Lafleur in number of "good" seasons, but not in the number of elite seasons.
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