PK Subang, a former NHL defenseman and ESPN analyst, said earlier this month, “I think 1,000 goals is possible for him, especially considering what we saw tonight.” After Ovechkin scores a hat-trick He became the third player in NHL history to reach 800 goals. “…I have no doubt he can hit his 900, but I think he has 1000. Why not?”
1,000 goals may be ambitious, but 895 is achievable for the 37-year-old Ovechkin, who passed Gordy Howe for second on the all-time list.
As the Great Eight continues its pursuit of the Great One, let’s take a look at some of the four major professional sports records considered (or once considered) unbreakable.
Wayne Gretzky’s 2,857 points
With 894 goals, Gretzky still NHL record for points Thanks to 1,963 assists in 1,487 games. Additionally, his Jaromir Jagr, who scored 1,921 points in 246 games, is far behind his second on his career list.
“For me, it’s like number one.” the jaguar said After passing Marc Messier for second place in December 2016. He’s from another planet. I don’t think he is from this planet. No matter what he does, it won’t break. “
Martin Brodule’s 125 shutouts
For years after retiring in 1970, goalkeeper Terry Sawchuk’s record of 445 wins seemed unmanageable. Montreal his Canadiens and Colorado his Avalanche great Patrick Roy surpassed Sawchuk’s mark in 2000 and Brodeur finished his 23-year career with his 691 wins in 2015.
However, Brodur’s shutout record seems to be the most certain. More wins than Sawchuk, Brodur is the only person to surpass his 103 shutouts. The next closest active goalkeeper is 38-year-old Mark He is Andre Fleury, who is 72 years old.
Cy Young completes 749 games
Unless Rob Manfred or a future commissioner shortens the game to six innings, or eventually robot umpires call robot pitchers for balls and strikes, who will challenge this 100-year-old mark? neither will there be. Think about it: The MLB pitcher has 36 complete games in his 2022 season. Young has pitched at least 36 complete games in 11 of his 22 seasons, and second-placed Pud has 103 more complete games than Galvin.
leader of Complete pitch among active pitchers St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright is 28. Young’s record (815), wins (511) and losses (315) are probably too much to handle.
Cal Ripken Jr.’s 2,632 consecutive games
Lou Gehrig’s 2,130-game streak is immortal and lasted 56 years until Ripken came along Broken September 6, 1995Iron Man played two more seasons without finally missing a game decide that it’s time take a break.
“It’s a record that I think will last a generation,” said the then-commissioner. bud selig said.
Consecutive games played for a player 3rd and 4th longest streaks (Everett Scott and Steve Garvey, respectively) And that’s no match for Ripken’s mark.
15,806 assists for John Stockton
Stockton led the league in assists for nine consecutive seasons from 1987-88 to 1995-96. Utah his jazz legend surpassed retired Jason Kidd in 2013 his 3,715 times. His 37-year-old points tally for the Phoenix Suns. His guard, Chris Paul, is his third and full season over the next five years. It cannot be pulled out. Paul is averaging 9.1 assists this season, but a heel injury has limited him to 18 games.
“I don’t want to say never, but nobody understands that.” Paul said 2019.
38,387 points for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Wilt Chamberlain still holds several unbreakable records, including career rebounds (23,924) and points per game (100), but Abdul-Jabbar passed him on April 5, 1984 to become the NBA’s all-time leader. He became the all-time top scorer and played five more seasons.
Karl Malone missed his goal of breaking Abdul-Jabbar’s record because of a knee injury he suffered in his 40th season, and he retired in 2005 by 1,459 points. In his 38th season, he is on pace to break Abdul-Jabbar’s record in February.
“To sit here and know that I’m probably on the verge of breaking the record for most popular in the NBA, knowing that what people say will probably never be done, it’s been very hard for me. I think you are humble. james said in September.
Emmitt Smith’s 18,355 lashing yards
Smith ran 11 consecutive seasons of 1,000+ yards During his 13-year career with the Dallas Cowboys, he retired after rushing for 937 yards with the Arizona Cardinals in 2004 at the age of 35.
After beating Chicago Bears legend Walter Payton’s 16,726 rushing yards record in 2002, Smith said:
In the 20 years since, the offense has become more pass-oriented, increasing the chances that Smith’s record will last forever.
“No one can break this record.” LaDainian Tomlinson, who retired nearly 5,000 yards from Smith’s mark, said: this year. “There aren’t enough chances to get a running back.”
Jerry Rice’s 197 receiving touchdowns
Like Gretzky and Young, Rice’s resume contains multiple records considered unbreakable, including 1,549 catches and 22,895 receiving yards. Although he passed 694 in 2002 and 840 last season, Rice’s touchdown record isn’t likely to be broken anytime soon.
Randy Moss, who broke Rice’s one-season touchdown record with 23 in 2007, retired in 2012 with 41 touchdowns, shy of Rice’s career record.Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams Active Reader 85Rice had 118 at the same point in his career.