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11-22-2012, 03:18 AM
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I don't know where this advantage is so clear unless you saw them play and can attest to it yourself. I'm guessing you're not 116 years old??
It's clear when you critically examine their resumes instead of assuming big = better.

Cyclone Taylor

Frank Nighbor

Joe Malone

Newsy Lalonde

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The top scorers from the pre-merger era

From the Hockey Compendium:

Top 20 Scorers, 1909-1926
GP G A P
1 Newsey Lalonde ('10-26') 296 gp-362 G*-81 A-443 PTS
2 Joe Malone ('09-24') 273 gp-343 G-58 A- 401 PTS
3 Cy Denneny ('15-26') 259 gp-258 G-82 A- 340 PTS
4 Frank Nighbor ('13-26') 287 gp-238 G-96 A- 334 PTS
5 Frank Foyston ('13-26'>) 297 gp-223 G-72 A- 295 PTS
6 Cyclone Taylor ('09-23') 169 gp-189 G-104* A- 293 PTS
7 Mickey MacKay ('15-26') 247 gp-198 G-92 A- 290 PTS

Newsy Lalonde has a 10% lead on Malone, 30% on Denneny. Denneny only added 29 points after 1926. Nighbor added 32, and MacKay added 63 to also remain on the 1940 leader board.

His 362 goals wasn't passed until Richard did it in 54-55.
NHA-only
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'09
Malone - 8G, 12 GP

'10
Lalonde - 38G, 11 GP
Taylor - 10G, 13 GP

'11
Malone - 9G, 13GP
Lalonde - 19G, 16GP
Taylor - 9G, 12 GP

'12
Malone - 21G, 18GP

'13
Malone - 43G, 20 GP
Nighbor - 25G, 19 GP
Lalonde - 9G, 13 GP

'14
Malone - 24G, 17 GP
Lalonde - 22G, 14 GP

'15
Malone - 16G, 12 GP
Lalonde - 4G, 7 GP

'16
Lalonde - 28G, 24 GP
Malone - 25G, 24 GP
Nighbor - 19G, 23 GP

'17
Malone - 41G, 19 GP
Nighbor - 41 G, 19 GP
Lalonde - 28G, 18 GP
Throw in what Lalonde and Taylor had going in the PCHA (Nighbor to a much lesser extent there), consider how dominant Nighbor was defensively and there you go. Taylor doesn't show well in the NHA numbers as he spent most of his career in the PCHA.


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