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12-09-2012, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by jigglysquishy View Post
Makarov was 31 when he made his NHL debut. The real question is what does a 25 year old Makarov pull with several years NHL experience. Does he flirt with 150 if he has a capable Centre?
The only player in the 1980s to crack 150 points was Mario, Gretzky, Yzerman (once) and Nicholls (once). Throw in Phil Esposito once in 1971 with 152. Regardless of era, it is extremely difficult to crack 150 points, even with a great center. Bossy only came close once in 1982 with 147. I don't think Makarov is as effective in the NHL as Bossy. So no, I don't see him flirting with 150 points. Bossy had Trottier as well keep in mind, and he still didn't do it. Gretzky and Lemieux were just worlds ahead of everyone else, even Makarov.

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