Most underrated hockey players of all time
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07-28-2012, 04:21 PM
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Mike Bossy lead the NHL playoffs in goals 3 straight years while winning the Cup those years. Gretzky only score 17 or more goals 1 time in the playoffs when he scored 17 goals in 1985-86. Certainly he was a better playmaker and racked up way more assists but if we are talking about straight goal scoring I think they are comparable. Career wise in the playoffs, Mike Bossy scored .659 goals per game, while Gretzky scored .587 goal per game pace.
Yep, Bossy is the top goal scorer in the playoffs percentage wise, of all time.
No question Gretzky is the better player overall but for pure goal scoring, I put Bossy slightly ahead of the Great One and head and shoulders above Dionne, Lemieux, LaFleur, and the rest. The stats don't lie.
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