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06-07-2005, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by VanIslander
A joke.
Those numbers show offense only. They don't take into account defense, checking, etc. But I don't think it's surprising to say that Selanne and Tkachuk were better scorers than Gainey and Tikkanen.

Gainey's best seasons were 47, 45 and 43 points (37, 34 and 34 adjusted points)
Tik's best seasons were 78, 78 and 74 points (68, 66 and 63 adjusted points)

Tkachuk's best seasons were 98, 86 and 81 points (97, 92 and 90 adjusted points)
Selanne's best seasons were 132, 109 and 108 points (125, 116 and 111 adjusted points)

Gainey and Tikkanen were never in the top ten in any offensive category, even once; Tkachuk and especially Selanne were in the top ten numerous times.

I really don't think it's controversial to say that Tkachuk and Selanne were better offensive players than Gainey and Tiikanen.

Edit: Yes, I agree with Benton that there are certain flaws in the system, like the effects of linemates. But overall it's a fairer way of looking at how well players score relative to their peers.


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