Who was a better player in your opinion. Here's the scoop: Francis: 3 100 point seasons, 4th all-time in career points 2 Stanley Cups 1 Selke Trophy 3 Lady Byng Trophies 139 points in 159 playoff games Led the league in assists once top 10 scorer 5 times Ratelle: 2 100 point seasons 1 Pearson Award 0 Stanley Cups, but three Cup finals appearances Member of 1972 victorious Canadian team 2nd all-star team '72 98 points in 123 playoff games top 10 scorer 6 times IMO its closer than people think. Some might immediately select Francis. But in his peak I'll probably take a '72 Ratelle over any of Francis' seasons. Like Francis he was quietly a superstar. No one noticed him really and he tends to fly under the radar. Just look at how many times he was a top 10 scorer. In '72 Ratelle got the Pearson award over Orr and Esposito. Not to be picky but there was never a time Francis got a major award over the likes of Yzerman or Jagr. It's closer than you think but I'll let you decide.