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10-28-2010, 12:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Chris Shafer View Post
That's not the same though. It doesn't matter what Gretzky scored one, it's what he paced.

During his prime (and by prime, I'll just call his years pacing/scoring 130+ in a row his prime; aka 79-80 through 91-92) he scored 718 goals in 925 games for 0.78 GPG or 64~ per season. I consider Gretzky a 60-65 goal-scorer.
It would be great if we had an English language word(s) that works well in this situation. Oh, we do.

Jeff Carter is a 40-goal scorer.

Jeff Carter is not a perennial/repeat/whatever 40-goal scorer (yet).

If you hit 50 HR, you're a 50 HR hitter in MLB.... you score 40 in the NHL, you're a 40-goal scorer. Hello, Jason Blake.

What you've accomplished is not necessarily predictive of what you will accomplish in the future and/or should be expected to accomplish... which is what you're attempting to quantify. I'm a college graduate, but I don't graduate from college every year.

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