Thread: Sergei Fedorov
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11-14-2012, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by trentmccleary View Post
No you're not. I've read your posts all thread and there is no other 'truth' than Fedorov was elite throughout his entire career and is one of the very best to have ever played the game.

In Forsberg's first 9 seasons;
- he finished top-20 in scoring 7 times and top-10 x 5 times.
- he finished top-6 in ppg 7 times.
- he finished top-11 for the Selke 5 times.

After Fedorov's short peak of elite offensive play during the same 3 full seasons that Coffey was on the team, he couldn't crack the top-25 in any offensive category for 6 years in the regular season. He was 26-31 years old, he should have been in his prime.
You know who else had significantly better offensive numbers playing with Paul Coffey than without him?

Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux.

Lemieux scored 2 PPG six times in 17 seasons. Four of those came with Coffey. He played five seasons with Coffey; the only time he missed 2 PPG was when he played only 26 games and ended up with 45 points.

Gretzky was 7/8 with Coffey for 2 PPG. He did it 3 times without him, for a total of ten in twenty. That's 3/12 without Coffey after 7/7 with him in Edmonton, and one year in LA where they both played about half the year, Gretzky was injured, and Coffey was traded to make the 7/8.

Fedorov is hardly the only high-end player to produce more points with Paul Coffey than without him. Yet you act as if Fedorov is some second-line center who had his numbers grossly inflated.

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