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01-31-2014, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Regal View Post
Jagr's years as a top end scorer isn't any longer than Mario's though, he was just healthier and has more ok years tacked on. I don't think anyone can make a reasonable argument when that's the case. It's not the same as Howe vs. Lemieux, where Howe's peak is comparable, and while he didn't have Lemieux's prime at that level, he was a top scorer for twice as long. Or the Potvin vs. Lidstrom argument, where Lidstrom was a bit below at his best, but kept that up for far longer. The only way I could see it is if Jagr played at 94-01 levels for a 15 plus year period.
To add to this, both Lemieux and Jagr were postseason All-Stars 8 times.

Lemieux was a 5 time 1st Team All-Star, 3 Times 2nd Team All-Star C, with 2 of the 2nd Teams to Gretzky.

Jagr was a 7 time 1st Team All-Star, 1 Time 2nd Team at RW

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