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07-03-2012, 02:41 PM
Marotte Marauder
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Originally Posted by Chris Hansen View Post
People who deride players who have accomplished a certain level of success and prop up players who are yet to ever play an NHL game because they could potentially match that production... haha. They don't even see how deluded they are.
To add some perspective to those delude by "it's so easy a cave man could do it"; Since 2000-2001 there have been 3,212 player/seasons of players age 25 or younger. Of those 3,212 player/seasons, only 345 of the player /seasons had the player score 50 or more points.

Even at the raw number, only 11% have reached that plateau before age 26. If one were to remove those players which had multiple 50+ point seasons, the percentage would be even fewer. Filter for draft selection location etc., it gets into pretty rarified air to have a youngster enter the NHL and produce 50+ points in a season.

Something for those in love with propects to consider.

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