Modifié 27 jui à 20 h 02
He should have been less than 100 goals away from breaking Gretzky's goal record.
2004, his rookie year was the canceled season. Using Matthews as an example, I think it's easy to say a 19 year old Ovie would score 40 goals.
2012, lockout season, minus 34 games. At the scoring pace he was on that season; add another 20 goals.
2019 and 2020 Covid seasons, cost him 40 games played. At the pace he was scoring at; add another 20 goals.
By comparison ; Gretzky had only one work stoppage during his career, the 1994 lockout. Which cost him 36 games, but at his scoring rate that season, maybe add another 8 goals to his total.
oh. and also this contract should have been $40 million for 5 years, making it a $8 million AAV, just like his jersey number.