Messier vs. Esposito
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11-22-2012, 07:44 PM
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Esposito showed what he was made of before Orr came into his own.
Messier had some cups from the many stacked teams he played for, but so what? It was'nt like he was better than Esposito in many ways, while the latter was dominant offensively.
Phil cracks top 10 in scoring 2 times before coming to Boston.
He doesn't top 50 goals until he is 28 and Bobby Orr has taken over that Bruin team.
Maybe Phil cracks top 10 in scoring and goals several times in a career without Orr but it's almost impossible to see him scoring over 55 goals even once in a non Orr environment, never mind he did it 5 straight years when Orr was in full swing.
72 series should get Phil as much credit as it does Henderson when we are talking about a guys career IMO.
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