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10-21-2013, 03:21 PM
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tazzy19
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Top 5 Oilers scorers from 1981-82:

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/l...000411982.html


Player Name GP G A Pts

Wayne Gretzky 80 92 120 212
Glenn Anderson 80 38 67 105
Paul Coffey 80 29 60 89
Mark Messier 78 50 38 88
Jari Kurri 71 32 54 86

Gretzky more than doubled the 2nd leading scorer, and had more goals than anyone else had points (save Anderson). (He obviously had more assists than anyone else on his team had points as well, but that became normal for Gretzky.) The point is, he was not relying on his teammates to score 200 points in 81-82. In fact, besides Anderson, no one else even broke 90 points!

Gretzky also was injured for 6 games in 83-84. If he had played all 80 games, he would have been on track for 221 points. Before his injury after his 51 game points scoring streak, he was on track for 240 points in 80 games.

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