If you could have either Wayne and Mario on your team from the 1990/91 - 1998/99 seasons or Sakic and Yzerman which combo would you choose? I decided to break down the combos season by season to arrive at my answer: 90/91 Season Gretzky-78GP 41G 122A 163P Mario- 26GP 19G 26A 45P Total-104GP-60G-148A-208P Playoffs: Mario explodes and wins his First Cup and Con Smyth trophy while Gretzky plays in 12 playoff games. Sakic-80 48 61 109 Yzerman-80 51 57 108 Total-160GP-99G-118A-217P Playoffs: Sakic misses the playoffs and Yzerman bows out in 7 games in the first round. Edge: Mario and Gretzky- Even though Mario plays just 26 games in the season his playoffs are out of this world and he leads his team to their first Stanley Cup. 91/92 Season Wayne 74 31 90 121 Mario 64 44 87 131 Total:138GP-75G-177A-252P Playoffs: Mario again wins the Stanley Cup and gets 34 points while playing only 15 playoff games. Wayne bows out in the first round. Sakic-69 29 65 94 Yzerman-79 45 58 103 Totals: 148GP-74G-123A-197 P Playoffs:Sakic fails to make the playoffs again and Yzerman plays in only 11 games. Edge: Again Mario and Wayne take it this year. Mario's playoffs and the fact you would have two players with over 120 points is enough to take 66 & 99. 92/93 Wayne-45 16 49 65 Mario-60 69 91 160 Total-105GP-85G-140A-225P Playoffs: Wayne leads his team to the Cup finals while Mario gets upset by the NYI. Sakic:78 48 57 105 Yzerman:84 58 79 137 Totals:162GP-106G-136A-242P Playoffs: Both Sakic and Yzerman are first round exits. Edge: Despite playing far less games I would still go with Mario and Wayne because of their Playoff success and Mario's massive 160 point season. 93/94 Wayne-81 38 92 130 Mario-22 17 20 37 Total: 103GP-55G-112A-167P Playoffs:Wayne does not make the playoffs while the Penguins are eliminated first round Sakic:84 28 64 92 Yzerman:58 24 58 82 Totals: 149GP-52G-122A-174P Playoffs: Yzerman plays in only 3 games while Sakic misses the playoffs. Edge: Very Close but Id still take Mario and Wayne. 94/95 Wayne-48 11 37 48 Mario- Did Not Play Playoffs: Wayne does not make playoffs Sakic:47 19 43 62 Yzerman-47 12 26 38 Totals: 94GP-31G-69A-100P Playoffs: Yzerman makes it to the Stanley Cup finals before getting swept and Sakic is eliminated in the first round. Edge: Sakic and Yzerman by a mile. 95/96 Wayne-80 23 79 102 Mario-70 69 92 161 Total: 150P-92G-171A-263P Playoffs: Wayne is eliminated by Yzerman and Mario is eliminated by the Panthers the same team who Sakic sweeps in the Finals. Sakic-82 51 69 120 Yzerman-80 36 59 95 Totals: 162GP-87G-128A-215P Playoffs: Sakic scores 18 goals and wins his only Con Smyth and first Stanely Cup. Yzerman gets defeated by Sakic in the West final. Edge: Probably the closest decision of the decade but I would take Sakic and Yzerman. Their playoff play and how Yzerman and the Wings win over 60 games is just to much not to take them. 96/97- Wayne-82 25 72 97 Mario-76 50 72 122 Totals:158GP-75G-144A-219P Playoffs: Wayne loses in the 3rd round while Mario plays his last game for a while in the first round defeat from Philly. Sakic:65 22 52 74 Yzerman:81 22 63 85 Totals: 146GP-44G-115A-159P Playoffs: Yzerman wins his first Stanley Cup and Sakic is eliminated in the West final by Yzerman. Edge: Very slight edge to Sakic and Yzerman. Alot less points but both had good playoffs and a Cup tips the scale for them. 97/98 Wayne-82 23 67 90 Mario- Retired at the Time Playoffs: Wayne does not make playoffs Sakic:64 27 36 63 Yzerman:75 24 45 69 Total:139GP-51G-81A-132P Playoffs: A first round playoff exit by Sakic while Yzerman wins his 2nd straight Stanley Cup and only Con Smyth Trophy. Edge: Sakic and Yzerman by a mile. 98/99 Wayne70 9 53 62 Mario-Retired at the Time Playoffs: Wayne does not qualify for the playoffs Sakic: 73 41 55 96 Yzerman:80 29 45 74 Total: 153GP-70G-100A-170P Playoffs: Yzerman loses in round 2 to Sakic and the Avs while Sakic loses in the West final to the Stanley Cup champ Stars. Edge: Yzerman and Sakic no question. Awards: Wayne and Mario: 6 Art Ross trophies, 2 Hart Trophies, 2 Con Smyths, 2 Pearsons, 2 Lady Byngs, 4 First team all stars and 4 second team all stars. Yzerman and Sakic: 2 Con Smyths. I took Mario and Wayne 5 times and I took Sakic and Yzerman 5 times. I would have to go with Sakic and Yzerman however, because they were injured far less, had better all round game (ie defense) and also had great playoff performances and offensive numbers. I will probably get slammed for not taking any team with Mario and Wayne but Sakic and Yzerman are two of the greatest leaders and players the game has ever seen and in the 90s they were both in their primes and alot more healthy and younger then Mario and Wayne.