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11-20-2005, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Gord
I shouldn't say get off topic in a bossy thread, but it still amazes me how great gretzky was at such a young age. for example, breaking the point record on an average team, and at what, 20 years old?
Yes, Gretzky was incredible.

The year Gretzky broke the single season point record (164 points in 1980-81) he turned 20 on January 26th. The team was 14th overall out of 21 teams, which would make them a 20th place team overall in today's NHL. Definitely below average and Gretzky was carrying the team by himself as a teenager.

I don't think you can ever overstate how great Gretzky was.

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