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11-22-2012, 01:46 AM
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Malone really gets a lot of mileage out of the fact that his career season was the first year after the NHA officially became the NHL. So his great season counts towards official NHL stats, but previous great seasons don't.
One thing to remember when it comes to goal scoring stats of that era is that star players played the full 60 minutes.
It's worth repeating too that there really shouldn't be a distinction made between the first year of the NHL or the last year of the NHA. Same league, same teams, same set of players, just minus one owner in Toronto who the rest of league was sick of.
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