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04-10-2012, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by nik jr View Post
bill cook seems to have had a greater reputation than boucher
How much is the canonical difference between these two based on:

1) the fact that Cook was captain
2) overemphasis on statistical peaks

Cook's scoring finishes: 1, 1, 4, 4, 4, 7, 10
Boucher's scoring finishes: 2, 3, 3, 4, 6, 6, 7, 10

3) overemphasis on goalscoring

Cook won three goalscoring crowns. Boucher won three assists crowns in an era when assists were actually harder to earn than goals (meaning less than 1 assist/goal), but nobody gives a crap about assists because goals are sexy. Cook and Boucher were both three-time 1st team all-stars and one-time 2nd teamers. Both finished twice in the top-5 in Hart voting without winning it. Did their contemporaries really think there was much difference between them, or was that just the THN panel?

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...but schmidt had a much greater reputation than dumart and bower.
Which isn't saying much.

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