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04-21-2012, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by BillyShoe1721 View Post

We've got data for half of MacGregor's career, 7 of 14 seasons. He killed 34.1% of his team's penalties over 480 games in that span. I think it's reasonable to say that MacGregor killed penalties at this pace for most of his career before that. Even if we give him credit for killing penalties at that rate his entire career(unlikely because rookies rarely kill penalties and most guys don't start killing penalties until 2 or 3 years in), is 1.1% more PKing more impressive if it's for 400 less games(ballparking for adjusting MacGregor's career games played)? I don't think so.
Of course MacGregor is going to have less games played, he played primarily in the 60's when schedule lengths were shorter. Also, when you start talking about 1,000+ games how much do those extra games really matter? Bottom line is that when including 2 WHA years he played 15+ seasons and over 1,000 games, and based on SH points, was a PKer from his second season until retirement.

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