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11-13-2012, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Rhiessan71 View Post
And it's not about what they have, it's about what they earned and that they each had exactly the same earning opportunities year to year.
The way it actually happened when both players were facing the exact same circumstances, opposition and factors, was like this...
I thought you would be the first to realize that the circumstances are never exactly the same. Do you think Jagr had the same opportunity on the third line with basically no PP time in '90, while Gretzky was double shifting and running a PP with Robitaille and Nicholls? Did the Kings and Pens have the exact same schedule?

I understand your argument, because to some it seems most logical to use actual points over the same stretch of seasons when comparing players. However, the main problem is that they weren't close to the same age, so Gretzky was in his prime in the first part of the 90s when scoring was substantially higher, while Jagr was not in his prime in the early 90s, but was in his prime during the mid-late 90s.

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