Is Mario Lemieux a bit overrated?
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03-28-2013, 05:28 PM
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I am sure it has been mentioned already but I can't let this comment stand. Of the 11 players that have scored more EV goals the closest to Mario in number of games played is Kurri with 1251 that is 336 more games than Mario or slightly over 4 complete NHL seasons.
If you adjust this list an account for games played I suspect you will find Mario at or near the top of the list. The only ones I took the time to compare were Getz and Hull because they were all dominate at the same time.
Lemieux - .442 EV / game
Gretzky - .414 EV / game
Hull - .359 EV / game
He meant single season, not career. Lemieux never hit 50 ES goals and since there are ten players with 50 ESG seasons, he's not in the top 10.
He relied on the PP more than other top guys did.
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