Thread: Player Discussion: Brad Richards Part III: The Buy-Out!
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05-23-2013, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by haohmaru View Post
Bossy was a better RW than Jagr and scored 50+ goals nine years in a row and retired due to injury and won 4 Cups. Look at his stats. He's probably the best RW to ever play the game and this is coming from a Rangers fan. Jagr was great in Pittsburgh and had one great (NYR) post-Pittsburgh year. And, no sniffs of the Cup without Lemiuex. No Ray Borque? Really? Nah.
The problem that will forever surround the Bossy argument is that his sample is only 9 years in a players prime. Is Bossy a better goal scorer than a guy like Gartner? During those 9 years, yeah but does Bossy stay as good as late into his career? He obviously didn't due to injury so we can't say what he would have been.

Likewise put a guy like Jagr or Selanne for that matter, in Bossy's generation and their statistics might be significantly better. I think all we can say is that Bossy, Jagr, Selanne, Gartner, etc. are all Hall of Fame material and would have been an elite player in any generation.

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