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12-04-2012, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
% 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.
Maybe but a % of PP time can be extremely subjective on its own.
The more successful one is, the higher the % of PP time he will have as obviously, the majority of PP's end when a goal is scored right

What site has total team PP time?
NHL .com only goes back to 02/03.

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