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01-17-2013, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
I don't have the sheet handy, but it’s no more than 25.

This argument coming back up is really disappointing. It fails just like it did with Orr. Simply, if you want to believe Gretzky was playing 27-30 minutes, the goals for and against don’t change, making the frequency of goals when he was on the ice lower. And we can all agree that goals happened much more frequently when he was on the ice (mostly for, but also against)

Even if it is the case that the first hand accounts are incorrect, estimates based off calculations that no one has aren't going to convince me very well.

Originally Posted by BillyShoe1721 View Post
They've got him consistently around 25-26 minutes during most of the '80s.
It would be interesting to see how the numbers were calculated so that we could see how it accounts for Gretzky's rather unique penalty killing numbers in the 80s.

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