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12-09-2012, 06:15 PM
Kyle McMahon
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Originally Posted by Big Phil View Post
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.
You're only looking at points though. Modano brought a lot more to the table in other areas than Selanne did during the late 90's/early 00's. I'd say Modano from 98-03 was the best stretch either player had, goal totals be damned. I said it previously, maybe even in this thread, that Selanne was in a perfect situation to go rack up points in the late 90's, while it was just the opposite for Modano under Hitchcock.

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