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02-26-2013, 11:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Nalyd Psycho View Post
The truth is that hockey has the problem of eras being completely and totally unrelated. Of the top ten players in the goal scoring list, only Gordie Howe and Phil Esposito didn't peak between '75 and '94. So Gartner's ranking amongst all time players isn't particularly relevant, his ranking among his peers is the only factor.
Baseball actually also has this issue in certain statistics, like batting average, pitching wins, ERA, etc.

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