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11-20-2012, 01:26 AM
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Rob Scuderi
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Originally Posted by HockeyThoughts View Post
My list by the way:
1. Wayne Gretzky
2. Bobby Orr
3. Mario Lemieux
4. Gordie Howe
5. Jean Beliveau
6. Dominik Hasek
7. Eddie Shore
8. Patrick Roy
9. Raymond Bourque
10. Guy Lafleur

Note: 5-10 largely interchangeable.

Question: Am I only the one who doesn't get all the hype with Maurice Richard? Great goal scorer, for sure. But the man was constantly injured, below PPG in both regular season and playoffs.. There's no way he's in my top 10, let alone top 5 linke some of you guys over some of the better players who played since Richard's time.
Saying he was under PPG just ignores the scoring levels of the era he played in. He was the dominant goal-scorer in the playoffs during his time by a healthy margin.

Claiming Lafleur is better offensively for example, just doesn't really make sense when you look at their top 5 or top 10 placements, even if one was over PPG and the other wasn't.

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