Best "half seasons"
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11-28-2012, 07:33 PM
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It wasn't the best season though, not even close. Maybe the best half season, but not close to the best season.
Not even the best half season of the last 15 years. In 1999-00, Jagr had 71 Pts (32 goals and 39 assists) in his first 39 games. This was during the "Dead Puck Era" and the Penguins' second leading scorer finished the whole season in 82 games with 66 Pts and this player was Kovalev.
Jagr's linemates were a combination of Beranek, Kip Miller and Hrdina in that season. Not your legitimate 1st liners. In fact Jagr made those guys 1st liners in Pittsburgh.
He was leading the league in goals, assists and points and would have been the first player since Gretzky to lead the league in both goals and assists outright in the same season. That 71 Pts in 39 games was a pace of 150 Pts over 82 games.
That to me is the most impressive half season of the last 15 years.
Not to mention the half seasons Jagr had in 2000-01, 1995-96 and even 1998-99.
In 2000-01 Jagr had 84 Pts in his last 45 games which is a 1.87 PPG.
If you actually look at his 1998-99 season and his first 39 games from 1999-00 he had 198 Pts in just 120 games which is a PPG of 1.65 PPG or a pace of 135 Pts over a full season.
Crosby had a great half season but nowhere near the half seasons that Jagr, Lemieux or Gretzky had.
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