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12-11-2012, 07:00 PM
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Surprised Thornton is so low on the list. Lead the NHL in assists 3 consecutive seasons. Sometimes by large margins. Was runner up 2 more times, 3rd another time and top 10 two more times after that....
I was surprised to see Thornton behind Lindsay. If you look at their rankings in assists, Thornton is ahead (more times leading the league, and more years in the top ten).
I know there's more too it than that, but that high-level review suggests that Thornton should be ahead.
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