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10-18-2012, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
You extend the time frame long enough and guys like Guy Lafleur and Mike Bossy drop out of the top 100 players of all time. At some point, peak matters.

I guess if you're trying to measure the nebulous concept of "career value," it makes as much sense as any cutoff.
I understand why 15 seasons wouldn't work for everyone, especially guys from earlier eras where the average player didn't last as long, but these two guys were from the same era and both had long careers, why not use the data if it's available?

10 seasons is only half of Gilmour's career...why would you only look at half? Looking at 15, gets you to 3/4 of his career and still gives him 5 seasons of leeway for injuries, bad years, etc. to be thrown out.

EDIT: Just to be clear, even if we give Francis a small edge in regular season offense, I still think Gilmour wins this comparison because of his outstanding playoff resume...I just think it's closer than most think

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