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12-09-2012, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by toob View Post
Yeah ob post lockout Selanne kills Modano and has clearly had the better career. And while Modano has elite playoffs (Selanne never got the chance) Selanne is one of the best ever on big ice so. But before the lockout or during the late 90s it is close enough between the two that i would just have to decide on team need rather than determining who was better.
Points from 1992-'04
Selanne - 951
Modano - 890

You might say that isn't a huge difference but we are also taking into account Selanne's poor injury riddled seasons from 2001-'04. To me, it is obvious who peaked higher in that time frame. Even if you don't count Selanne's rookie season you have to look at the time frame of 1995-'00 and ask who do you think was better at that time? Did Modano ever hit the level that Selanne did especially from 1996-'99? I don't think he did.

Points from 2005-'11
Selanne - 389
Modano - 268

Modano retired in 2011. Selanne had a 66 point season in 2012. He's still playing and he blew Modano out post lockout. If anyone had any questions about these two players I think it was answered in the last 10 years.

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