Messier vs. Esposito
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11-22-2012, 06:58 PM
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How do you explain his 126 point season, leading the league by far when Orr was only a 60 point player? Don't his years in Boston coincide with the average players prime?
I think his one 126 point season that you refer to looks more like an outlier when you look at what he did before and after Orr.
Also the guy he was traded for Ratelle, aged just as well as Phil.
One final note, Phil has 3 excellent offensive playoff runs, 1 more in 79 which is very good to excellent, then 9 pretty weak or under performing or at best just above average playoffs (quite a mix and range in ages, results and expectations in those 9 years).
The playoff resume by the Moose is simply much greater than Phils offensively and that's before we even get into the other parts of his game that made him great.
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