Where does Jaromir Jagr rank purely offensively?
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02-01-2014, 03:17 PM
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In terms of consistency and longevity, he's up there. Fifteen 30-goal seasons. Only Gartner has more. Once you start talking about 40- or 50-goal seasons, he's further down the list. Dionne, Lafleur, Bossy, both Hull's, Ovechkin, Bure, Kurri, Lafontaine, Esposito, Yzerman, Kerr, Ciccarelli, Hawerchuk, Goulet. Obviously you have to account for era and linemates.
Jagr's strongest attribute though is not goal scoring but rather playmaking and putting up points.
Despite only having a few 40-50 goals seasons, he was top 5 in goals and assists in the same season 6 times, a feat only Lemieux, Gretzky and Howe have ever surpassed if I'm not mistaken.
He was also on pace for 50 + goals in 1994-95, 1996-97, 1999-00 to go along with his 62 goals in 1995-96, 52 goals in 2000-01 and 54 goals in 2005-06.
From an offensive stand point, I believe he is the 5th best player of all-time behind Gretzky, Orr, Lemieux and Howe.
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