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11-23-2012, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Canadiens1958 View Post
Probably because the analysis is far from complete - overlooks Phil Esposito's scoring in Chicago as the third forward option, 1972 Summit Series - supported by Park, Lapointe and Savard,1976 Canada Cup with Orr and a cast of HHOFers, 1977 WHC with eliminated NHL support. New York with negligible support from defensemen.

Regardless of the circumstances, with/without Orr, Phil Esposito managed a quality offensive performance.
Agree with the bolded, as I said earlier, he is still likely a multiple Art Ross trophy winner, and to elaborate I don't think it's just 2, I'm thinking 3 or 4, which is something few have done before. I just don't see how taking away the best player in the world is going to make his league scoring leads even bigger as the previous poster stated. That was the part I had an issue with.

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