Best Playmaker: Crosby vs. Forsberg vs. Jagr
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12-16-2012, 03:56 PM
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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.
Jagr also played on the second line in six of his first seven seasons, and only saw significant PP time with Lemieux in one season. Crosby has played primarily on the first line when healthy and has played on the first PP unit with Malkin.
So if we take years of Jagr's that compare to Crosby's situation with Malkin (playing on one of two high scoring lines, and a stacked 1st PP unit), we can take 1995-96 a the only comparable.
Crosby doesn't do well against that season of Jagr's.
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