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11-22-2012, 01:04 AM
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Originally Posted by SensFanDan View Post
Getting 90+ points with a decent two-way player and a fading winger in an era with a center red line for two-line passes and having a thirty-eight point lead on the second-place scorer on the team, as opposed to Spezza who was six points ahead of Karlsson (a Norris winner!) is quite a bit more impressive.

Yashin had 19 PPG and McEachern, Dackell and Johansson had 20 (!) combined.
He had fifty-nine more points than the team's top-scoring "D", noted right-hand shot and radio personality Jason York. who had 35 points.

Yash isn't making the HHOF though so it's a non-issue. I'd be shocked if Spezza made it as well, he's compiled well but hasn't yet lifted the Senators on his shoulders to a Cup win.
Maceachern was fading at 29 yo compete to young buck Michalek at 27 yo?

They played in similar lines in those two seasons. Spezza had Karlsson and Yashin had a much deeper team overall. Either way, with similar linemates Spezza finished 4th in scoring and Yashin finished 6th.

Playoffs? Yashin had 15 points in 26 games for us and 27 in 48 overall. He was brutal! Alfie scored 22 goals in our teams first 44 playoff games alone. Yashin also only won 1 playoff series in his entire 12 year career. Spezza has 51 points in 53 games and has been key in the team winning 4 playoff series in his 8 full years in the league. There's no comparison here and "Cup or no Cup is an idiotic

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