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08-18-2010, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Dimaio19 View Post
Not to mention listing Boychuk who missed games because he was healthy-scratched, not injured.

It's an interesting read, but I think this is wrong:

What the author seems to neglect is that if you are going to make that type of adjustment for the Bruins, you need to do so for all the other teams. After all, the Bruins aren't the only team who lost games due to injury. There is no doubt the Bruins would have won more games had they had no injuries. There is also no doubt that every other team would perform better with perfect health. Just to use the Montreal example, one of teams that the Bruins would "have knocked out of the playoffs"

Games played, players listed in order of # of points scored:

Plekanec - 82
Gomez - 78
Cammalleri - 65
Gionta - 61
MA Bergeron - 60
Markov - 45
A.Kostitsyn - 59
Metropolit - 69
This is exactly right. Every team had injuries and every team could have benefited from being healthy. If you want to do this exercise for the B's, you have to do it for everyone to be consistent. Otherwise, it's just flawed.

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