Thread: Speculation: Kessel's statistical potential
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07-12-2012, 09:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Stephen View Post
I appreciate your enthusiasm, but playing 15 more years is pretty tough, and maintaining a 75 point, 30 goal pace is really a tall order for anybody. I mean, at 38-39, Wayne Gretzky himself only scored 9 goals...
Well it's not like he averaged 143 points and 45 goals a year or anything...

Remember, Gretzky was known to be more of a playmaker than a goal scorer, although he excelled everywhere. So a 40 year old with a pass first mentality, playing on the 2nd line and during the dead puck era isn't going to help. He also had 23 goals and 90 points the year before.

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