Best Playmaker: Crosby vs. Forsberg vs. Jagr
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12-16-2012, 01:39 PM
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Exactly through 7 seasons.
We all know what playing longer does do your per game averages.
In fact we don't need to look further than Jagr himself. In his first 806 games (the full 11 seasons he played in Pittsburgh) he had 640 assists which is an APG of 0.79. This was of course his prime.
His APG dropped as he continued to play. If by the time Crosby has played over 1000 games and his APG is still higher than Jagr's then I will say he's pretty good.
You don't understand, the list is every NHL player's assists per game through 7 seasons. So Jagr and Forsberg did not rack up assists as well as Crosby did through their first 7 seasons. As I said in the post, Jagr's longevity is certainly impressive and a point in his favour, but there is definitely an argument for Crosby, given how he has produced so far in his career in a generally lower scoring era.
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