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Originally Posted by 66871 View Post
Given who he was playing with that year, I think there's a strong argument that Lemieux's 199 is the greatest offensive season by any player. Not saying 66>99. But in terms of a single season, I would be inclined to go with 199 > 215.
Lemieux had Paul Coffey in his 199 point season, just like Gretzky did in his 215 point season. Yes, Gretzky had better forward linemates, but I'm not at all convinced they made much of a difference, when Gretzky broke 200 points in the early 80s before those linemates had developed.

Originally Posted by Cursed Lemon View Post
I put Lemieux squarely on Gretzky's level.

Gretzky was a better playmaker, Mario was a better skill player.

Mario is what happens when Wayne Gretzky decides to get physical.
Huh? Mario was a much larger player than Gretzky, but he was not a physical hockey player.

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