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11-29-2012, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Czech Your Math View Post
Yes, we can endlessly debate subjective aspects which aren't quantifiable. It's been stated by some that Crosby's 41 game stretch in 2010-11 season was better than anyone since Lemieux or Gretzky at their peak. However, there are many other player-seasons since in which a player had a similar or better adjusted PPG during a streak of 41+ games. Many of those player-seasons also had similar or better estimated ESGF/GA ratios and/or On/Off ratios, even though that data is only available over a full season. So using the best overall measures of offensive production and overall even strength effectiveness, Crosby had a great half season, but it doesn't seem nearly as unique as some claim.
Purely offensive totals, however, are not the only statistics we have available, nor are they the only measure worth considering when trying to decide the quality of a player's season.

The widely-held opinion that Crosby was better in 2010 than he was in the first half of the '06-'07 season obviously supports that.

Originally Posted by livewell68 View Post
Something that Jagr had down pat. He is bigger, stronger than Crosby and in his prime was also faster than Crosby.
I don't share your opinion.

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