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01-17-2013, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by BraveCanadian View Post
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.

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.
Why can't both be true? I'm sure he often played 30 minutes per game when the Oilers were behind. And he probably also often played 20 minutes per game during Oilers blowouts - there are definitely tons of first hand reports that talk about the Oilers cutting down ice time for their stars during blowouts. And what does it average to?

I do agree with you about one thing though - it's pretty deplorable that nobody has the exact calculation used in the estimates.

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