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09-07-2012, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
How many All Star games did Ron Murphy get into based on merit? Sandford got into 4.

Edit: just looked it up. The answer appears to be none.
haha, i swear I meant to include that at the end of that post. The all-star games are the red herring here. If you completely ignore them, then you really start to wonder if he was any better than Murphy. If you don't, then it starts to look more like he was.

Keep in mind this was a pretty weak time for forwards beyond the top few (recall the example of Harry Watson consistently finishing top-20 in goals despite relatively brutal percentage scores), and getting into the ASG was only an indication of being in the league's top-20-or-so forwards.

I'm not trying to say it is meaningless, it means something, but how much, exactly?

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