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11-22-2012, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
Alfredsson is the 5th leading scorer since 1996-97, the start of the dead puck era. And he's closer to #1 than he is to #6:

1. Jagr 1115
2. Thornton 1078
3. Iginla 1073
4. Selanne 1064
5. Alfredsson 1021
6. Hossa 904
7. Recchi 898
8. Sakic 895
9. Elias 894
10. Lidstrom 892

Add in his two-way game and his "face of a franchise" status, and I'd induct him.
Yeah, but there's an asterisk to go along with most of the other names as to why they're not significantly ahead of Alfredsson.

1. Jagr missed three seasons
2. Thornton missed one season and was an infamously slow career starter
4. Selanne played four seasons on a bad leg before getting surgery
6. Hossa missed two seasons
7. Recchi missed one season and peaked prior to the sample
8. Sakic missed three seasons
10. Lidstrom is a defenseman

I really don't see it. I mean, we can run a spreadsheet of Keith Tkachuk's best stretch and it's going to make him look like the third-best goal scorer of his era to Jagr and Selanne. Doesn't mean it's necessarily true.

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