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10-18-2012, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
When Gilmour’s “perfect storm” was of his own doing, and Francis’ was mainly Jagr-driven, yes, it does make sense.
First of all, Francis was nowhere near the leech you guys try to paint him as in the Jagr-Francis relationship. They benefited eachother, and sure Jagr was the bigger factor, maybe by a 60-40 or 65-35 - but I don't see players like Kurri, Kariya, Leclair or Shanahan taking flak for playing with a better player and benefiting from it. And it's only right, since they (and Francis) were all great players in their own right.

And second, it's four seasons of greatness marred by Jagr's influence compared to just two. Gilmour's peak was short, distinct from his usual play level and came in extremely high scoring years, making it look better than it really is.

I’m going to take a wild guess and say that’s because 1.67 is a lot higher than 1.29.
Except average GPG in 1993 playoffs was 6.84, and in 1992 just 6.40. Gilmour still comes out ahead, but not by 'a lot'.

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