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07-31-2012, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
That was a mistake, but 43 goals in the WHA compared to 53 in the NHL is favorable to Bossy isn't it? Assuming WHA didn't have the same standard of goaltending, shouldn't Gretzky have been scoring more that year? Ever see those inflated OHL/AHL stats of today?
Gretzky was 17 years old at the beginning of his WHA season playing against men.


Gretzky and Bossy's NHL careers overlapped from 80-81 to 86-87.

Most goals 80-81 to 86-87:

1. Gretzky 492
2. Bossy 400
3. Kurri 354
4. Goulet 344
5. Dionne 313

Most GPG 80-81 to 86-87

1. Gretzky 0.89
2. Bossy 0.76
3. Kurri 0.68
4. Lemieux 0.67 (only 2 seasons of the time frame)
5. Goulet 0.65

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