Why isn't Wayne Gretzky a 4-time Conn Smythe Trophy winner?
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07-06-2013, 06:16 PM
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Gretzky had multipoint games in each of the first 4 games against the Flyers with 9 total points in those so he was clearly finding a way to produce against the Flyers with the concussion scoring at least as much in each of those games as he did in the entire series against the Wings
It seems pretty clear from what the media and Gretzky was saying about Detroit's play style in the conference finals, the clutching and grabbing D focused on him by Detroit seems to be the main reason why he wasnt scoring. The other thing seems to be that there were chances that just werent finished on which happens.
It does happen, but it wasn't any one player's checking though. And if the concussion didn't matter, why didn't those idiot Red Wings play the same way in 1988 when a healthy Gretzky got at least 2 points in
As for the Flyers series, Gretzky's 11 points in 7 games was good, but not quite what you'd expect. He also only had multi-point games in 3 of the 4 games. I believe HSP is wrong on Game 3's assist on Anderson's goal, otherwise Gretzky tied the Finals scoring record (12) one year before he actually broke it in 1988 (with 13). But since all the record books say he had 11 points in 7 games, I go with that.
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