Yzerman vs Sakic
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02-19-2013, 12:39 AM
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Originally Posted by
eva unit zero
I was pointing out that over the entire time they played in the league together, they missed about the same amount of time if you remove that one season.
But if you want to adjust for leaguewide GPG, here goes. Using adjusted stats from hockey-reference.com we get:
So Sakic wins a small victory there, which was expected as he posted larger numbers than Yzerman in the DPE and smaller during the 80s/early 90s. In fact, Yzerman is probably closer than you were expecting. Given Yzerman's defensive advantage over him during the same period and the fact that it's still only 8 points per 82 games, that's pretty clearly a win for Yzerman IMHO.
What time frame of seasons are we talking about with those adjusted stats? 8 points isnt really that much when you consider what some assists are given for and everything that difference isnt huge. I would wonder with that comparison when the seasons were so that teammates could be accounted for and just what level of defensive play we could really attribute to Yzerman
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