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10-18-2012, 04:10 AM
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Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
I agree with the conclusion, and I’d rather not bicker over what degree of edge still constitutes “close”. But just to raise this question: Gilmour has two very obvious edges and those are three seasons top-5 in Hart voting, something Francis just can’t claim, and otherworldly playoff scoring, while Francis saw the usual expected decline in his playoff scoring. In a lot of other respects they are hair-splittingly even. Is there an area where Francis has a huge, obvious edge to make up for at least one of Gilmour’s?
Top 15 finishes

Francis: 8 (4 from 1995-1998 with Jagr)
Gilmour: 3

Top 20 finishes

Francis: 12
Gilmour: 6

Once you get past Gilmour's three year peak (where he got significant Hart votes all three seasons), Francis starts to look better.

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