Yzerman vs Sakic
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02-26-2013, 11:33 AM
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But only for Yzerman, that way you could get away with saying he would have 4 Art Ross Trophies and two runner-up finishes if:
1. Gretzky and Lemieux didn't exist
2. Yzerman was healthy and no one else was
3. Yzerman was abnormally consistent, with his peaks of 155 and 137 points being spread out to turn seasons of 82/102/103/108/127 points into uniform 129 point seasons
Do you not see how far you've strayed from reality? Without Gretzky and Lemieux, Yzerman wins
Art Ross. Just one. Not four. His points-per-game finishes are as follows: 3, 4, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9. His points finishes are: 3, 3, 4, 7, 7, 12, 34. And you're trying to give him an Art Ross in the year where he finished 34th.
I did specify that it was an average, and say "If he posts those numbers", only intending to give an idea of how good they were compared to the league (obviously removing Yzerman's 137-point finish in 1993).
I know it's not Sakic-related, but I've always wondered what Messier and Yzerman would have done in 90 (and after for Yzerman) had Carson not walked out on Edmonton and been shipped to Detroit for a stupid price.
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