Who is a better playmaker. Joe Thornton or Adam Oates?
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01-23-2013, 01:09 PM
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in 91, oates out-assisted the next guy by 15. 90 vs. 75, and he only played 60 games that year.
It's just one season but that's the stat that impresses me the most about Oates. He would have easily topped 100 assist that year had he not been injured. As is only Gretzky and Lemieux have had better assist per game rates than Oates that year(1.475 per game). No one else even comes close, not even Bobby Orr.
He had 18 assists in his first 13 games in 1990 before he got hurt. Hull scored 16 goals in the next 17 games(0.941 per game) without him. But after Oates return, Hull scored at an incredible pace registering 54 goals in the next 46 games(1.174 per game) with Oates recording 72 assists in 48 games to end the year.
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