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02-07-2013, 08:32 AM
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There's a at least a couple of factors which complicate this type of metric. First, the changes in the talent pool over time. Second, the expanding size of the league, which gives more opportunity to more players.

I don't think it will ever be easy to fairly compare seasons from many decades ago to more recent decades. However, I still believe adjusted points is one of the fairest metrics for more modern seasons. Seasons before the 50s and during the turbulent post-O6 expansion period are particularly difficult to compare.

Along those lines, I wanted to direct anyone interested to a "work in progress" study of the top 1N (N = number of teams) players and how their average adjusted points compared to a predictive model using regression:

Using Regression to Study Factors Which Influence Scoring for Top Tier Players 1968-Present

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