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11-15-2012, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Czech Your Math View Post
Sakic's more than two years younger and began his NHL two years earlier. During the higher scoring years of '89-92, either Jagr was not in the NHL yet, or was given limited opportunity (ice/PP time), while Sakic was on a bottom dweller with full opportunity and closer to his prime level. This gives him a huge advantage thru '92: 367-126. Jagr playing in the KHL for 3 seasons after 2008 (and current lockout) prevented the negation of that early advantage.
Yeah, Jagr was on the third line until either 93 or 94. Pretty sure he wasn't on the top powerplay unit until 94 at the earliest.

And yeah, he missed a few years overseas. Really, he would have had a good shot ending up #2 all-time in points, if he hadn't.

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