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09-23-2012, 03:44 AM
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Iain Fyffe
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Originally Posted by Master_Of_Districts View Post
Is there any rationale basis for why it would be easier for elite players to score in 2011-12 (as compared to 2010-11), and yet more difficult for players as a whole?

If not, it's probably just randomness.
Possibly, and this is a danger of only using two seasons' worth of data.

I can believe, in a situation where goal-scoring as a whole declines, it declines less for the elite players than for the scrubs. But it is incongruous for one to go up while the other goes down, except for an effect of the distribution of ice time, and especially PP time, which is possible.

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