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Why hasn't this stat been thrown around?

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12-28-2007, 08:21 PM
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Why hasn't this stat been thrown around?

Everybody talks about Wayne's 92 goals, or Daryl Sittler's 10 point game.. but Why doesn't anybody talk about Wayne Gretzky's 10 straight seasons with 100+ assists... In the NHL today we barely see ANY 100+ assist seasons let alone 2 seasons straight but Gretzky did it 10 times in a row!!

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Because you'll get some schmuck that will come out and say how easy it was to get 100 assists in the '80s. Keep in mind this moron will ignore the fact that only Orr and Lemieux are the only others to reach that milestone, both doing it once. I mean we almost freaked when Thornton got 96 the other year

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12-28-2007, 08:40 PM
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I mean I'm a homer when it comes to Lemieux (a child hood hero and inspiration when I had cancer about the same time he did) but Gretzky's accomplishments blow Lemieux accomplishments out of the water, cancer or not 10 seasons in a row with 100+ assists is deadly amazing.

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How about the fact that Gretzky once had 163 assists and to my knowledge the only player ever who had more points in a season than Gretzky has assists that year was Mario.

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How about the fact that Gretzky once had 163 assists and to my knowledge the only player ever who had more points in a season than Gretzky has assists that year was Mario.
Precisely!! He had 25 more assists than Paul Coffey had points (2nd on that team)

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Great point Finnerican.

What he did was truly amazing.

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Nobody doubts Gretzky's supremacy as a PASSER.

Even his two full seasons as an old man Ranger ('96-'97, '97-'98) in the 'dead puck' era nobody registered more assists (tied Mario the first year, Jagr the second).

And he defined the term 'quality assist'. If ever an assist equaled a goal it was then: we saw evidence of it on a nightly basis.

10 seasons of 100+ assists. That stat might have to be carted out twenty to fifty years from now, if hockey ever forgets.

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