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04-04-2013, 12:08 AM
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Originally Posted by SaintPatrick33 View Post
A ten season run where he averaged over 100 points a year.....oh, and he was better defensively than Ovi (knowing your fetish for "two-way" players).
Kurri was better defensively there is no doubt of that but really averaging over 100 pints a year in the 80's?

Playing most of that time with Wayne?

How does Jari stack up in adjusted goals and points?

How about as a % of the 2nd best in goals and points each season (Lord's method).

Pretty sure that if you put it in context then the case for Jari becomes a lot more difficult (other than career at this point).

AO leads the next best goal scorer in his first 8 seasons in the league by 51 goals (another Russian incidentally) 359-308.

The top 5 are rounded out by

Heatley 279
Iggy 276
Eric Stall 255

AO is also 1st in points over that time.

Kurri is 3rd in his first 8 seasons and stands like this

Gretzky 532
Bossy 400
Kurri 397
Goulet 392
Dionne 344

Kurri is 4th in points

Given the advantage of playing with Wayne, it's doubtful that his defesne makes up for the large margin of victory that aO has in this reguard.

Furthermore, Makarov is considered by most the best RW of the 80's not Kurri and he wasn't in the NHL then.

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