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12-29-2012, 04:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Redscotter View Post
Let's compare Dionne to Lafleur through 1974-75:

Season GP G A PTS PM
Dionne
71-72 78 28 49 77 14
72-73 77 40 50 90 21
73-74 74 24 54 78 10
74-75 80 47 74 121 14
Totals 309 139 227 366 59
Avg 77 35 57 92 15

Lafleur
71-72 73 29 35 64 48
72-73 70 28 27 55 51
73-74 73 21 35 56 29
74-75 70 53 66 119 37
Totals 286 131 163 294 165
Avg 72 33 41 74 41

The records are actually fairly comparable, unless you refuse to concede that Lafleur was playing with a MUCH better team that contended for the Stanley Cup most of these four seasons.

What we forget about Dionne early career was just how terrible the Detroit Red Wings were during this period. They had one winning (barely ...) season in 1972-73.
You are not considering that Dionne was playing 20+ minutes a night from the get go while Lafleur was playing 8-10 minutes a night the first three years of his career.

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