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03-17-2013, 06:39 AM
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Originally Posted by tarheelhockey View Post
I get what you're saying, but the guy still led the league in assists at both 38 and 39, right in the middle of the dead puck era. That validates the idea that he would have absolutely killed it in an obstruction-free league.... which is exactly what he did in the early 1990s.

Any way you slice it, he would be right up there with Thornton, St.
Louis and Sedin as one of the great setup men of this era
.
He would be better than any of them. Oates is only player to center 3! 50 goal scorers. Oates literally made good players like Hull and Neely into hall of famers.

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