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03-18-2013, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Darth Yoda View Post
Lets be serious here, he carnivoured on a league that was not ready for him.
Certainly a fair amount objective truth in what your saying, entering the league when he did on the heels of Expansion & Amalgamation with the WHA. A perfect storm. However, if even adjusted using whatever criteria & numerics', he'd still have produced jaw dropping numbers Im sure and still would today. An absolutely phenomenal talent that transcends era's, conditions & environment. What does make for an interesting debate is how he would have fared in the 06 era, and by that I mean would he have even made it to the NHL? He was lithe, almost frail, the lane-game an absolute dictate that if not followed you sat or wound up in the old WHL, maybe the PCHL, high scoring outliers populating a lot of those teams. Demanded that you have a defensive game & be willing to fight if required. No exceptions to the rule.

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