Sunday, October 11, 2009

Wayne's World - Random Trivia Answers

  • A1) Gordie Howe. Howe tallied 1,850 points and 801 goals in 1,767 games, 1,006 and 93 fewer than Gretzky did in 282 fewer games.
  • A2) Paul Coffey. Coffey assisted on 1,102 goals, an astonishing 860 fewer than Gretzky.
  • A3) Doug Gilmour. Gilmour helped win 13 games in his career with overtime assists, two fewer than Gretzky.
  • A4) Marcel Dionne. Dionne reached 40 goals 10 times in 18 seasons, while Gretzky did it 12 times in 20 seasons.
  • A5) Mike Bossy. Bossy reached 40 goals every season from 1977-78 to 1985-86, three fewer than Gretzky's record of 12 from 1979-80 to 1990-91.
  • A6) Mark Messier. Messier's impressive 295 points on 109 goals and 186 assists fall short of Gretzky by 87, 13, and 74.
  • A7) Claude Lemieux. Lemieux netted the game-winner 19 times in his playoff career, five fewer than Gretzky.
  • A8) Mario Lemieux. The unrelated Lemieux's 199 points and 114 assists with the Penguins in 1988-89 were 16 and 49 below Gretzky's 1985-86 records and also trail the Great One's next three best seasons in points and next six best seasons in assists (tied with his eighth best effort).
  • A9) Brett Hull. Hull's 86 goals with the Blues in 1990-91 were six fewer than Gretzky's 1981-82 record and one fewer than his 1983-84 season.
  • A10) Adam Oates. Oates assisted on at least one goal in 18 consecutive games with the Bruins in 1992-93 (28 assists), five short of Gretzky's record in 1990-91 (48 assists).
  • A11) Mario Lemieux. Lemieux's 44 points and 28 assists in the 1990-91 playoffs trail only Gretzky's 47 points in 1984-85 and his 31 assists in 1987-88 (and 30 in 1984-85 and 29 in 1986-87).
  • A12) Gary Suter. Suter helped out on six Flames goals on April 4, 1986 against the Oilers, one fewer than Gretzky did for the Oilers on February 15, 1980 against the Capitals.

Surprisingly, Wayne Gretzky's best playoff year goal production was only 17, two behind leaders Jari Kurri (1985 Oilers, mostly assisted by Gretzky though) and Reggie Leach (1976 Flyers), one behind Joe Sakic (1996 Avalanche), and tied with Mike Bossy (three times), Newsy Lalonde, Steve Payne, and Kevin Stevens.

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