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11-19-2011, 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Big Phil View Post
I have never liked "adjusted stats" because it always goes against the player who played in a higher scoring era almost all the time. Comparing them to their peers in the scoring race is a better indication of things.
You can do it however you want, as long as it is done fairly. The way you're doing it isn't fair. Of course it is relevant that there were excellent soviets not in the NHL; we all know that.

The nice thing about adjusted stats is that they can't lie about how frequently goals are scored in the league. and that is the most important adjustment they make. You brush it off, but in reality the most important thing is winning hockey games, and changes in league offense levels mean that the number of goals required to have a better than average chance of winning hockey games has fluctuated wildly. It's easily arguable that Alfredsson has contributed to more wins with his offense than Perreault did.

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