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04-01-2013, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Foy View Post
So Mike Gartner is just a poor man's Gordie Howe?
Obviously not. The point is that no credit is given around here for a player being just darn good for a long time. To be that good for that long to me = greatness. Not greatness on a Gretzky-Lemieux-Howe-Orr level, but it's a great achievement that most players cannot attain. Hence being that high on the all-time goals list. Period. Even if you wanted to "adjust" that, how many players nowadays are 30 goal guys for say 20 straight seasons to end up at 600? But a player has a couple fluke seasons to add to his resume instead and suddenly he's the better player. You can rank Gartner where you want as a player, but career achievement wise he deserves a ton of credit. More than what he gets around here.

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