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05-13-2013, 12:08 AM
Pontius Palat
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Originally Posted by Pronounced Anders View Post
You know he was over a PPG in two of his last three seasons when he was old and beaten down, and still almost a ppg when he was even older, right? And that was during the dead puck era. Gretzky would have benefited bigtime from the lack of a red line and the greater restrictions on clutching and holding.
Gretzky had great longevity, and while his offence was still up to a pretty high standard, his two way game plummeted. His final two seasons he was a combined -34. He certainly had a good, long career, but I don't think he compares to Crosby & co.

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