Thread: Bossy vs Sakic
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08-24-2013, 07:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Regal View Post
There's lots of records and milestones over the years that are due mainly to circumstance and random cutoffs.
So you're going to use that excuse against Bossy..... but his circumstances (back injury) doesn't count? Give me a break

I might as well ask you why Bossy couldn't hit 70 goals despite playing in the 80s. Surely such a great goalscorer could hit it, right? Gretzky did it four times. Lemieux did it twice. Hell, Selanne, Mogilny and Hull did it in the 90s! Bernie freaking Nicholls did it even! "Oh, but Bossy scored 69 goals one year and 68 another," you say, "Those are close enough." Well no, because arbitrary round number cutoffs are the be-all-and-end-all when it comes to judging players. Too bad.
Again, other than Mario and Wayne.... those other guys were so great they scored 70 goals..... but are still not in the same stratosphere as Mike Bossy. You said it yourself, Mario and Wayne were the only two during that era that comes close.

So.... AGAIN, if it was so easy in that era. WHY DIDN'T ANYONE ELSE DO IT? Keep ducking the question though, and using the era as an excuse.

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