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02-25-2013, 06:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Hardyvan123 View Post
Not in post lockout NHL, give your head a shake

I'm not saying Gretz and Mario would be scoring 200 points but they WOULD still be blowing everyone else away!

Even if all they could do was top out today at 150-160 points in a full season, that's STILL blowing everyone else away heh

Yeah, Mario only had 122 points at age 31.
Let's just ignore the fact that he still blew away his next closest competition by 13 points or a full 12%.
Should I also mention that a full half of the top 10 scorers that year were non-Canadians
Lets also forget that Mario's "small sample" from '01 where he dominated was smack dab in the middle of the lowest scoring years in the last 40.
I also love how you like to try and dismiss Mario's '01 but love to harp on Crosby's '10.
You seem to think they should be treated the same...well, you're wrong!
The difference is that Mario had not only reached but also maintained that kind of production previously. Crosby has not!
Mario gets the benefit of the doubt for his '01 season.
Crosby's, until he actually proves otherwise, is an anomaly.

Me give my head a shake. Take your own advice their bud if you actually believe that Gretz or Mario today would be "fighting it out" with the likes of Crosby, Malkin, Vanek or Giroux.

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