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03-18-2013, 02:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Hardyvan123 View Post

Was Oates really that much more "talented" than Savard though? and Marc was certainly more gritty as well.
You gotta be a fool to think otherwise. This is the guy who lead the league in assists for BOTH of his 38 and 39 years old seasons. Savard was one of my favorite players but he wasnt close to Oates, if you have seen both of them play. The absolute numbers dont matter, his 142 season doesnt matter, what matters is that he was not among the best, he was THE best playmaker in the NHL at a very late stage in his career. The guy made Chris ****ing Simon score 29 goals on the top of the lowscoring era.

And yes, he was absolutely a top5 playmaker of all time. For me personally even top3.

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