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01-28-2006, 01:18 PM
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Gretzky at 16

While searching Google, I came across this article from 1978. It is an interesting read:

http://www.sportingnews.com/archives.../greatone.html

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Interesting to take note that the Q always was a pure offensive league, even back then.

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Those were the ''I have 223 pts and I'm eighth in team scoring'' days.

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Very interesting, thanks for posting that.

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Very interesting, thanks for posting that.

Wow, sounds like the articles I've read(or, by extension, heard on TV)
about guys like Ovechkin, Crosby, Kovalchuk, Tavares and that 10 year old, Chase Hawerlychuk(or whatever his name is)

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Wow, sounds like the articles I've read(or, by extension, heard on TV)
about guys like Ovechkin, Crosby, Kovalchuk, Tavares and that 10 year old, Chase Hawerlychuk(or whatever his name is)

Never heard of that kid....link please

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Jayce Hawryluk.


Paul Friesen Article



Hockey Day in Canada feature on Hawryluk.

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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.

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If that was my kid I'd ground him for a month for throwing curveballs. He obviously has a lot of potential in both sports and thats a great way to ruin it.

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If that was my kid I'd ground him for a month for throwing curveballs. He obviously has a lot of potential in both sports and thats a great way to ruin it.
Why is throwing a curveball bad for your arm?

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Interesting to take note that the Q always was a pure offensive league, even back then.
Take a look at the scoring list for that season: http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/l...l19701974.html

Also, the Sorel Black Hawks scored 620 goals that year...

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Tavares, just looked him up on hockeydb. Kind of curious on how good that kid is.

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Take a look at the scoring list for that season: http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/l...l19701974.html

Also, the Sorel Black Hawks scored 620 goals that year...
It was 621 goals accually.

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It was 621 goals accually.
Weird, it lists 620 on the standings page, but 621 if you click on Sorel.

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If Gretzky could have played in the NHL at 16 I think he would have got about 70 or 80 points. Which is retarded.

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