Gretzky had 70 goals in 64 games for the season.
John Tavares has 71 goals in 65 games and 2 games remaining. He plays with the Oshawa Generals. There are some amazing young players coming up the next few years. Tavares isn't even the points leader in the league right now! Patrick Kane (London Knights) has 12 more points then Tavares.
In 5 years from now people will be saying "Sidney who?" or "What's an Ovechkin?". Okay, maybe not.