Will we ever see a better player than Gretzky? Will we know it?
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03-07-2013, 08:35 AM
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So what you're saying is that Bossy would be about a 40-40 man and Stastny would be close behind.
A little more perspective....Phil Kessel would be as productive and maybe even slightly more so
But you know what, for the sake of progression, I'll ignore that silliness and move on.
In the 85/86 season Gretzky blew Bossy away by 74.8% and blew Stastny away by 76.2%.
Gretzky holding the same margin today over a 40-40 Bossy is 140 points.
140 points and that's taking your extremely liberal expectations of Bossy and Stastny's values.
You still can't get around the problem of simply transplanting what happened in the 80's to the current NHL.
It doesn't work that way and it's not as simple as that.
Unless you think that any team is going to be able to run up the socre in the current NHL on a regular basis.
Even a stacked Detroit doesn't do that against Columbus in their division in recent years.
Or the Canucks on the Oilers.
That's simply a circled that hasn't been squared in the equation.
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