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07-25-2014, 10:36 PM
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Lemieux would probably be helped more by this than Gretzky.

He would be the Bobby Orr of forwards. The fact that Gretzky exists is a big impediment to Lemieux's GOAT argument because Gretzky put up better numbers for a longer period of time. The only peg Lemieux really has to stand on is era, but their careers overlapped so much that even that is hard to argue.

Now whether he'd be considered #1, #2, or #3 all time is hard to say, but certainly his argument for #1 is much stronger without Gretzky in the way.

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