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10-27-2012, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Stansfield View Post
I consider him post-peak but still in his prime. How many examples can you name of a player finishing 7th in points/5th in goals (or better), in a non-prime season? Obviously the usual supsects: Gretzky, Lemieux and Howe. Who else? The Hulls maybe? Selanne perhaps. And all these guys were in at-least their mid-thirties.
It should be noted that Gretzky used to win scoring titles after his prime offensive years. Before the age of 25 Wayne had scored over 196 points a season 5 years in a row (including 4 over 200) after that he scored 183 at 26 then never over 170. Its easy to see his peak ended by 1986 (25 years old) but he still won three more Art Ross trophies including one in the mid-90s.

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