Jim Robson Divisional Finals: New Jersey vs. Pittsburgh
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04-30-2012, 04:22 PM
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Location: Regina, SK
looking at their point production quantitatively, Lindros was better. Over his best 9 years (his first 9 years) he had an adjusted 797 points in 581 adjusted games, for an average of 1.37.
In St. Louis' best 9 years (his last 9 years) he had an adjusted 813 points in 731 games for 1.11 per game.
1.37 is a huge edge over 1.11; it is 23% higher.
- there has to be some sort of credit for averaging 1.11 over 150 more games.
- most importantly, TDMM is correct that if you want to look at it this way (and I think you should) then you need to account for the fact that Lindros missed 29% of his team's games in the ten-year period I covered. That's 2 of 7 if this series goes that far. St. Louis, on the other hand, has missed 7 games in 9 years and won't be missing any time here.
If all other things are equal (and of course, they never are, and they aren't here) then you could probably expect Lindros to score one fewer point than St. Louis in two fewer games. In the other two games he has an ineffective replacement in his place.
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