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04-18-2012, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Velociraptor View Post
The gap between Hextall and Leach is larger than Francis and Nighbor, but we all know how Hextall was in the post-season.
Hextall's playoff record is pretty average for a player of his talent in that era. 17 points in 37 games gives him a .46 PPG rate. Just for the record, here are some PPG postseason rates of other star forwards during that era:

Joe Primeau: .61
Aurel Joliat: .53
Nels Stewart: .52
Bill Cook: .52
Busher Jackson: .42

Now, these aren't the very best scorers of the era (Conacher belongs to that group, by the way), but they were all fine offensive players whose scoring numbers went down a lot in the playoffs. Both Stewart and Joliat are propped up here by their scoring in the east vs. west Cup finals, by the way. If you remove those games, their respective scoring rates in the NHL playoffs are .42 and .49. That's just the way it was. Looking only at the raw numbers will mislead you.

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