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12-01-2012, 11:59 AM
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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.

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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