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02-17-2013, 01:24 AM
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Originally Posted by VanIslander View Post
Yeah, that's the point. With less second assists recorded by the NHL in those years, he didn't put up gaudy assist numbers, but he still had more assists than goals most seasons and he still was 2nd among all NHL wingers in assists for the half decade, as per overpass' post, and first among all right wingers. The point stands: he could be a skilled playmaker that his contemporaries described him due to the lack of second assists in case he began and decided many rushes, passing off to the center or joining dman who then shot and some rebounded in, or else made a final pass.
First of all, he wasn't 2nd. He was tied for 3rd behind an undrafted LW and Toe Blake.

Second, as I said before, the lack of secondary assists impacts everyone else just as much as it does Bauer. Also, an undrafted RW that we know was not a playmaker was just 2 assists behind him.

If he got 20% more assists, so would everybody else, and his rank within his era would be unchanged.

This remains: dreakmur denies the truth of the words of Bauer's linemates, his coach and the media of the long distant past because Bauer did not have more than two top-10 seasons in assists. Then overpass cited Bauer's top-2 assist production among all NHL wingers over the five-year period prior to his WWII enlistment, number one among right wingers. Nothing said since is relevant to the issue.
I only deny opinions when they are proven false by statistics.

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