As an Ottawa 67 fan I vividly remember that `77-`78 season as Bobby Smith was in a dogfight with Gretzky for the scoring title all year. While Smith did pull away with it in the end, the prevailing opinion was that considering that Gretzky was 3 years younger it was scary to think of how good he`d be when he reached Smith`s age. Still, I doubt anyone thought that he`d have 2 Hart Trophies and hold the NHL record for most points in a season by then.
The article mentioned that the Greyhounds were a fairly weak team that season. Here`s their roster: http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/l...011251978.html
The only guys who had substantial NHL careers were Hartsburg and Millen, along with one Ted Nolan. There`s nobody on that team with a really high penalty minute total which is strange considering everyone says Gretzky only scores so much because of bodyguards.