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11-17-2010, 10:59 PM
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I realize that those career averages downplay Malone a bit because of those 30 games with one goal past age 32. We could simply remove those seasons and recalculate everything, but the, that doesn't do anything for Lalonde, who was highly productive past 32. We'd have to add up their best 10 seasons, or something, to come up with a comparison more fair.

One thing that has already been done that attempts to normalize from season to season:

1910-1926 goal and assist records, based on my consistency studies:

top-2-5-10-15-20

Lalonde goals: 3-9-10-11-11
Lalonde assists: 2-3-3-6-8
Malone goals: 4-6-8-9-9
Malone assists: 1-2-4-5-6

Bolded are metrics where Malone exceeds Lalonde: top-2 goalscoring seasons, and top-10 playmaking seasons.

This excludes Lalonde's 1907 season in the IHL, where his 8th place season put him likely on the fringes of the top-20 overall, his 1908 OPHL-leading season that I would wager to be top-5 overall, and his 1909 season, 2nd in the OPHL that I would also call a top-5 season, top-10 at worst.

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