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08-27-2012, 08:40 AM
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Games Played and Projecting

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Originally Posted by VanIslander View Post
There's a big difference between one or two year wonders and all-time greats. The ATD sub-board looks at careers to date, no projections into the future and not just this year's performance.

Someone once drafted Svatoš, a young NHL 30-goal scorer, in the MLD (simply because he had just had one great year his rookie season and was popular at that point in time).

How great someone is at one point in time is not the same with how great their careers are in terms of all-time respect. Cheechoo wasn't among the top-2000 picks last year and deservedly so (though the Single-A Draft had several picks his career approximated in terms of overall value). He would have been a bad MLD pick in his best season too.

History is littered with guys who had one or two great seasons.
Games played. Bingo Kampman and other dmen have fewer games during the regular season and fewer significant honours than Karlsson or Letang. To argue otherwise on a career basis your are projecting what Kampman would have done had he played more regular season games. Even if you simply adjust to an 82 game season you are projecting in a negative sense because the AST voting would not increase.

Likewise for forwards - Bob Gracie and others vs Jordan Staal, or goalies, Tom Paton and others vs Jonathan Quick. Regardless of the justification there is a great amount of projecting as described above. This projecting is not sustainable in any fashion by the supporting numbers.


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