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11-12-2011, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by M A K A V E L I View Post
According to your logic, we should disregard Bossy and Lemieux as the best goal scoring talents since they also had shortened careers and only played ~ 50 and ~200 more games than Bure.

Even with messed up knees he still managed to put up 31 goals in his final 51 games as a Ranger.
Goals per game is a terrible stat to compare players. First, different eras have different offensive outputs. During the 80's goals scored was extremely high while during the 40's goals were very low.

Lastly, as I already outlined, players who had their careers cut short due to injuries will have a higher gpg.

Bossy, Lemieux and Bure are great goal scorers because they were among the best goal scorers when they played, not because they have a gpg.

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