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What it will take to break these NHL records

Records are made to be broken, right? Let's hope so. But it's going to take a whole lot of talent (toughness for the all-time PIM mark) for these NHL records to be busted.
The Hockey News

The Hockey News

By Jason Wryghte Although Wayne Gretzky has repeatedly said he believes his career scoring records will be broken, he’s got to be the only one. To consistently score at the rate Gretzky did is almost incomprehensible when juxtaposing his totals with today’s NHL. In order for The Great One’s goal total of 894 to be surpassed, it would have taken the league leaders in goals from the past 18 seasons combined. This year’s top sniper, Alex Ovechkin, scored the “record breaking” tally Nov. 5 against the Islanders when the Caps forward blew a shot past goaltender Evgeni Nabokov. How many seasons of league leaders in other categories would it take for some of the NHL’s other all-time marks to fall?



This article originally appeared in the May 26 edition of The Hockey News magazine. Get in-depth features like this one, and much more, by subscribing now.

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