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02-13-2013, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Ohashi_Jouzu View Post
Oh, I won't disagree with that at all. And while you did at least "flesh out" the argument beyond that (sorry for deleting it all), there's just so much more to look at than just those and PPG when you have such a top-heavy era of centres.
True. I think memory is one of the strongest things here. Selanne had his peak years so little time a go that there are a lot of people who remember him playing and how he was regarded at that time. I don't remember him being the top-dog never. But he was definitely on the next tier after Jagr/Lemieux.

Where to put him is debatable but it is not outrageous to make a claim that he was top-5 forward for 3 years. 5 is stretching it, i took it too far admit. But for 96-99 he was definitely on the top tier of forwards.

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