Most of Jagr's best year's were played in the dead puck era. Give him the more wide open style that Gretz, Bossy and Kurri were given in the 80's and Lemieux had for the first half of his career, and I think his place in NHL history would look a whole lot better. Jagr is without a doubt the most underappreciated dominate player ever. He is easily the most dominate offensive player of the last decade or so.
Indeed. I happened to calculate Jagr's adjusted regular season stats (based on 1992-93, which was the highest scoring season in his career and would have been better than average even in the 80s) just yesterday, and this is what I came up with...
Career totals excluding this season: 1109. 733 + 1043 = 1776 (might be off by a few points as I used rounded values)
Best seasons based on point/game average:
1998-99...81. 61 + 114 = 175
1995-96...82. 72 + 100 = 172
1999-00...63. 56 + 71 = 127
2000-01...81. 68 + 91 = 159