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11-01-2012, 09:07 PM
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Originally Posted by SaintPatrick33 View Post
Ok, so what's the alternative? Using raw data instead of adjusted stats seems to me to result in two conclusions: Either players' offensive numbers from prior to 67-68 and after 92-93 are brushed aside because they significantly inferior to the numbers put up between 67-68 and 92-93 OR we can't compare players from different eras at all because it's apples and oranges. Neither seems to me to be a very satisfactory answer.
The best alternative would be for the hockey stats community to thoroughly evaluate and improve on H-R's basic adjusted stats.

Until then, I think rankings and percentages are superior to adjusted stats for evaluating top players.

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