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01-02-2013, 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Dark Shadows View Post
I think in points, Kariya elevated Selanne to be honest. The truth is, the elevated each other. Look at the seasons individually instead of lumping them like you did. Look at 1996 before Selanne arrived. Kariya was far and away leading the team in scoring and doing phenomenal.

In 97-98 when Kariya missed a ton of the season, Selanne's play, while his points were lower, hit a nice level of individual greatness.
Yes, they helped each other... and they needed help on that sad sack Ducks team. Kariya was still very good before Selanne arrived and had another very good season in 2003 without him. Selanne was elite in '93 & '96 (with injuries in between) and has some very good post-lockout seasons, despite his age.

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