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08-01-2012, 02:14 AM
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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?
You know that Gretzky was 17 years old at the time (in the WHL), right? The fact that he turned professional at 17, and still managed to score 43 goals is a testament to how good he was, not the other way around.

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