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Originally Posted by eva unit zero View Post
In 1996 Yzerman was fifth All-time in PPG behind only Gretzky, Lemieux, Orr, and Bossy; 20th in GPG; 9th in APG, had over 500G and over 1200 points, was top-20 in points, top 20 in goals, and had played less than 1000 games.

Absolutely sick. Yzerman was a stone cold lock by maybe 1993. At that point, he was 5th in PPG behind the same players, and 5th in GPG behind only Lemieux, Bossy, Gretzky, and Robitaille; he was also 8th in APG.

He was 5th (GPG), 8th (APG), and 7th (PPG) after the 90-91 season.

Now remember all of this stuff when people tell you that Yzerman didn't have a high peak.
Have people actually said that? Yeah, pretty indefensible, Yzerman was mind boggling in his prime.

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Originally Posted by Hawkey Town 18 View Post
As C1958 said in the other thread...reason why they are retiring makes a big difference. Are we to believe that they stopped playing because they weren't good enough, got injured, lost the desire to play, or something else?
It is hypothetical, so I don't know. I think we should just strictly look at their careers up to that point and assume they retire for a variety of reasons.

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