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12-14-2012, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
You must be young.

Actually Gretzky could produce with pretty much anybody. You're using the worst possible example to demonstrate your point. Dave Semenko scored an NHL hat trick playing on a line with Wayne Gretzky. When Blair Mcdonald famously wanted to re-up his contract after scoring a bunch of goals playing with Wayne the first NHL season Sather quipped: "So what, a fire hydrant could score 40 goals playing with Wayne Gretzky" Callighen's play was greatly elevated as well.

Wayne could produce with a lot of players. Jarri just happened to be the most complimentary player.
I was alive during the seasons you're speaking about, but just barely.

Perhaps Gretzky wasn't the best example but the game has tightened up just a bit since the early 80s and none of these kids are going to be the greatest of all time. You should also note that Gretzky wasn't scoring with plugs in the late 80s through the 90s.

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