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11-17-2010, 11:56 PM
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Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
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:


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.
But Malone outscored Lalonde 8 of the 10 seasons they played together, often in convincing fashion. I'm not sure it matters that Lalonde won scoring titles when Malone wasn't around. Those scoring finishes make it look otherwise, but in head-to-head competition Malone was the better offensive player.

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