I don't think anyone will break Wayne Gretzky's statistical records based on the way the game is played.... on the other hand, it is possible for someone to have better stats than Michael Jordan. Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant and Lebron James have had seasons to rival Michael Jordan's statistically... but only Mario Lemieux has had seasons to really rival Gretzky's statistically. No one in the modern era of Hockey has come close to having a prime Gretzky season.
I still remember when my Grandpa was telling me that "GOD was gonna come down and beat my ass for eating his Strawberry Ice Cream"... Gramps was a Preacher and heavy on the "Vengeful Yahweh" tip. Funny thing is... it was always Gramps that would come at us with the Belt and not Yahweh.