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02-02-2014, 09:07 PM
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Originally Posted by vadim sharifijanov View Post
^ on the other hand, jagr was also the perfect scoring forward for the DPE. with his incredible size and skill combination, and how hard he was to knock off the puck or obstruct, or how he could score even with guys waterskiing off him, maybe that allowed him to stand out from his peers more than he would have in a more wide-open era.

which it to say, jagr is the greater offensive force than a guy like selanne, no question. but peak selanne's numbers would have been closer to peak jagr's in 1987 or 1993 or 2006 than they were in 1998.
Jagr though was also very fast in his prime, obviously not as fast as Selanne or Bure but pretty darn close so even during the open era he could have done well. Look at Jagr in 1995-96, he was darn near unstoppable and that was a wide open type of game going on. With that speed and size combination, he would have been unstoppable now.

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