Lidstrom's place in history - ALL DISCUSSIONS OF LIDSTROM'S "ALL TIME RANKING" HERE
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12-04-2012, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by
Missing the point.
I tried to apply strength of the PP to strength of the team overall, which clearly was a bad idea. The results show that.
Right. That *was* the point.
That is true. But we are mostly comparing players who play the same role...#1 D-men getting top minutes and top PP time. Out of the guys we are talking about, only Housley doesn't really fit this category.
At a high level, sure.
Bourque was a huge workhorse for his teams, particularly on the PP, though.
So over the four year period where we have stats (mind you this includes one very down year by Bourque and is the end of his career), Bourque registers a point on the powerplay roughly every 13.7 minutes of powerplay time.
Meanwhile Lidstrom produces almost the same in almost 300 less PP minutes (5 full games of PP time) or a rate of a point every 11.93 minutes of PP time.
(Hopefully I copied this stuff right, I'm at work right now so I don't have the time)
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