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07-28-2014, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Iain Fyffe View Post
The average team scored 0.25 goals per game less in the latter season than the earlier. It's not a huge difference but you can't pretend it's not there.
Gretzky won the scoring title by 74 points in 85-86 over a pre-peak Lemieux. Lemieux won by 31 points in 88-89 over a post peak Gretzky. It really doesn't matter what the league did when it comes to these two guys. They dictate when and how often they are going to score. I'd only put a few other players in this category - Orr, Howe and Robert Marvin Hull.

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