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12-08-2012, 01:44 AM
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Originally Posted by quoipourquoi View Post
Before we start pretending that Jagr disproves John Donne's "no man is an island," let's recognize what really happened in 1998-99:

Jagr: 44 Goals, 44 Primary Assists in 81 Games
Selanne: 47 Goals, 40 Primary Assists in 75 Games

Jagr: 39 Secondary Assists
Selanne: 20 Secondary Assists


Maybe they weren't named Paul Kariya, but someone in Pittsburgh was putting the puck in the net after they accepted a pass from a different player who accepted a pass from Jaromir Jagr.
The most common recipient of Jagr's secondary assists? None other than perennial Rocket contender and legend Stu Barnes. Besides Jagr, the only Pen with over 21 goals was Straka... and that was the only time he had more than 30. Let's not pretend Jagr was passing it to someone who passed it to Brett Hull, he was mostly creating offense from scratch.

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