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11-21-2012, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by quoipourquoi View Post
That's not how it works. For one, we know that more than 24 people thought Chelios was better than Lidstrom: He had 28 first-place votes. That's a minimum of 45% of voters thinking Chelios was better (just as Lidstrom has a minimum of 47% of voters thinking he was better). What gave their total vote figures a difference of 472 to 431 was the fact that Chelios voters were twice as likely to mark Lidstrom the #2 defenseman over Rob Blake and the field as Lidstrom voters were to mark Chelios the #2 defenseman over Rob Blake and the field.

If three of those five voters who selected Rob Blake or Adrian Aucoin as the best defenseman in the league had Chelios above Lidstrom on their ballot, then it is exactly half of the voters favoring Chelios to Lidstrom in 2002.
Well I certainly screwed that are correct. It's 29 to 28 for a total of 57 with no real way of knowing how the other voters had them ranked.

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