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11-22-2012, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
I just don't think Stastny did much to distinguish himself from Denis Savard and Dale Hawerchuk. I think he was probably slightly better than them, but not much. Hawerchuk by the way is 2nd to Gretzky for the 10 year period from 1981-82 to 1990-91, but that period doesn't line up neatly with the 1980s. Hawerchuk is also 3rd behind Gretzky and Lemieux for 1982-83 to 1991-92.

Stastny was a top 3 scorer twice.

Stastny won the Golden Hockey Stick for best player in Czechoslovakia in his final season there. But he wasn't close to winning it in any season prior.
Peter was 8th in scoring for the Czechs in the 76 Canada Cup as a 20 year old.

He also had a 10-3-5-8 line at the WC that year and had his 1st 50 point season in the Czech league with 52, followed by 53,55 and 52 points in his golden stick year.

Someone from that part of the world might have more details on him but there is alot of evidence to suggest that he would have done quite well in the NHL from 76 or 77 to 80 before he came over in 81.

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