Gretzky at 16

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  1. MiamiScreamingEagles

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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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    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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    Never heard of that kid....link please
     
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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/leagues/seasons/teams/0011251978.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. :biglaugh:
     
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    Why is throwing a curveball bad for your arm? :dunno:
     
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    Tavares, just looked him up on hockeydb. Kind of curious on how good that kid is.
     
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    Weird, it lists 620 on the standings page, but 621 if you click on Sorel. :dunno:
     
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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 ******ed.
     
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