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12-04-2012, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Rhiessan71 View Post know that those PP%'s are not how much of their team's PP time they played, it's the % of their teams PP goals that they were on the ice for.

I have a feeling you may want to re-evaluate some of your points based on this correction
% of goals on ice for and against have been used as a proxy for ice time and the correlation is very good. I just took it for granted that they could be used like that in this instance.

We have ice time figures starting in 1997-98, so we have 4 years when both Bourque and Lidstrom were in the league to compare their PP% according to overpass against their actual % of icetime on the PP. If the correlation is very strong for all 4 years, I would assume it would hold for their entire careers.

I don't have time to do it now though.

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