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03-18-2013, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Darth Yoda View Post
Yeah but for some reason Gretzkys prime was when he was 20 to 24 years old. Lets be serious here, he carnivoured on a league that was not ready for him. It happened at a time after rapid expansion and defence nor goaltending were where it should have been. He later adjusted accordingly and he's the best passer ever no doubt, but i just cant state the same about his goal scoring even if he has those records.
Your argument might have merit if Mario had scored over 100 goals in 88-89 instead of 85 goals. But the fact remains is that Gretzky scored MORE goals than Mario in a lower scoring year (in 83-84). I think the reason Gretzky's goal scoring dipped at age 25 has more to do with him scoring 163 assists than anything else. From that point on, he focussed on assists. And why the heck not? He set the single season scoring record (215 points) that year because of it....

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