Lidstrom's place in history - ALL DISCUSSIONS OF LIDSTROM'S "ALL TIME RANKING" HERE
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12-04-2012, 07:33 PM
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I was very clear that we only have data for Bourque near the end of his career.
Just so we're also clear: that it is a pretty massive difference.
If I did the math correctly it was taking Bourque almost two more minutes of powerplay time on average to equal what Lidstrom was producing at that point.
And with four seasons of data we're around the ~20% mark for their careers.
Yeah I am sure we could find it but I just don't find it worth the time.
Everyone is so entrenched in their position they just twist everything to fit their preconceived notion anyways.
I generally just pipe in to defend Lidstrom here and there because most of the arguments and statistical gymnastics being used to try and tear him down lately are absurd.
Again, assuming that PP% correlates well with PP ice time (by Devil's statement), over their careers, Bourque and Lidstrom are almost equal at PP production. Lidstrom is a hair better.
Considering that Bourque definitely had worse teammates than Lidstrom did, it is not unreasonable to take the above fact and then elevate Bourque to a higher level
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