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10-25-2012, 12:18 AM
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It's during. I don't know how you don't get such a very simple concept. Not to mention, you keep changing the criteria in each analysis.
Do you look at the data I presented earlier and go "hmm, I would much rather the pre 7th season stats to those of the post 7th season stats"?
Do you sit here and say "yeah, I would much rather Thornton's 101 point season, 73 point season, and 71 point season to his 114 point season, 96 point season, and his 92 point season"?
I would make the VERY simple argument that Thornton started his prime with his breakout season, and then fluctuated.
To say that he had 6 years experience, and had 101 points and WASN'T IN HIS PRIME is an asinine argument.
I would say that Iginla WAS in his prime when he scored his career high.
To say less would be stat mining and an intellectually dishonest argument.
These players had primes that lasted a lot longer than most players. But their primes still started well before their 7th season.
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