Research Thread for NHL Award and All-star Voting
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07-26-2010, 05:47 PM
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Yes of course they would but each team plays 60 minutes in every game in a season and with more teams there is a greater chance for player A from one of 6 teams to win than player B from 30 teams to win.
This is especially true when comparing the 6 team league from past days to today 30 team league.
You answered the question up above in that if every team has one scoring line and one number 1 power play then in a 6 team league that would be about 18 forwards getting the prime time as opposed to 90 in a 30 team league.
I'm sure a math guy could put up a formula but to me it's pretty simple, we have to take 1st, 2nd team all stars and top 10 in scoring and awards ect from different times, let's say a 6 team league or even 10-12 teams compared to 30 and treat them differently because they are different.
It is more likely that a guy from one of the other 29 teams could win the scoring title as happened this year with Hank Sedin.
There is simply more competition, in sheer numbers, for all awards in the NHL in a modern 30 team league than there was in a 6 team league period
By this simplistic thinking guys like Shane Hnidy and Hal Gill have the same chance of winning the scoring title as Parise or Kane. Using "sheer numbers" is assuming everyone has an equal chance. And all the goons that play today make the game somehow more competitive also.
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