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11-13-2012, 07:01 PM
Iain Fyffe
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Originally Posted by Rhiessan71 View Post
Good analogy actually...if we were comparing Gretzky's $20 in 1975 to Jagr's $20 today.
Too bad we're talking about Gretzky's $20 from '91-'99 vs Jagr's $20 from '91-99 eh?
$20 in 1991 is not the same as $20 in 1999, which is the point you're missing. According to the bank of Canada, a 1991 Canadian dollar is $1.12 in 1999 money.

Even if two players played against each other in the seasons in question, that doesn't mean that their totals over the span of the seasons can be directly compared, as I illustrated in my last post.

If Gretzky made his $20 in 1991 and Jagr made his in 1999 (zeroes for each in all other years), then they seem to have made the same amount. But Jagr's 1999 $20 is equivalent to $17.86 in 1991 dollars. $20 in 1999 buys less than it did in 1991.

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