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12-20-2012, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by eva unit zero View Post
I think it's pretty clear Messier was with Gretzky on the PP. And that there were a good portion of games where he played with Gretzky at ES. Remember, the offensive "machine" was Gretzky/Coffey/Kurri. The stats show that pretty clearly here. So arguing that because Messier didn't score most of his ES points with Gretzky is silly, as he still scored 24.6% of his ES points with Gretzky.

It's notable that Gretzky's highest scoring linemates - Kurri and Pouzar - missed 16 and 13, respectively. Who played the wing when they were out? Were they out at the same time?
I must be missing where you got 24.6% from.

Based on this:

Year Gretzky Messier Gretzky and Messier
1980 99 28 2
1981 106 49 9
1982 147 72 16
1983 131 70 13
1984 138 65 12
1985 147 34 3
1986 141 52 7
1987 124 67 7

the highest % was 22.2 in 1982.

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