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03-02-2013, 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by blogofmike View Post
Voted Bossy. In the end it was because Bossy played more often against better competition. If you were a Red Army player, you had very few games in which you would really be tested.



Keep in mind, even with the deck stacked heavily in Red Army's favour, as an individual, Makarov's dominance over the Russian league wasn't Gretzky-like. It was slightly better than what Bossy would have looked like if Gretzky were to be removed from the 1980s NHL.

Makarov should have lapped the field given his placement in a league where he was the top offensive player on the only team allowed to win.



If we take Makarov from a 256 GF environment and put him in Bossy's 332 GF environment, I'd say the results look kinda like:

Season TmGF (Actual) TmGF (NYI) Team G A Pts
1978-79 277 358 CSKA Moscow 23.3 27.1 50.4
1979-80 306 281 CSKA Moscow 26.6 35.8 62.4
1980-81 299 355 CSKA Moscow 49.9 43.9 93.8
1981-82 269 385 CSKA Moscow 45.8 61.5 107.3
1982-83 261 302 CSKA Moscow 28.9 19.7 48.6
1983-84 286 357 CSKA Moscow 44.9 46.2 91.1
1984-85 221 345 CSKA Moscow 40.6 60.9 101.5
1985-86 219 327 CSKA Moscow 44.8 47.8 92.6
1986-87 223 279 CSKA Moscow 26.3 40.0 66.3
1987-88 230 334 CSKA Moscow 33.4 65.3 98.7
1988-89 224 334 CSKA Moscow 31.3 49.2 80.5
1989-90 348 348 Calgary Flames 24.0 62.0 86.0
1990-91 344 344 Calgary Flames 30.0 49.0 79.0
1991-92 296 296 Calgary Flames 22.0 48.0 70.0
1992-93 322 322 Calgary Flames 18.0 39.0 57.0
1993-94 252 252 San Jose Sharks 30.0 38.0 68.0
1994-95 129 129 San Jose Sharks 10.0 14.0 24.0
529.8 747.5 1277.3

For the years Bossy missed I used 334 GF from the 77-78 NYI team, which was marginally better than the average NYI actual Team GF for the Bossy era.

It's not perfect, but it's around where I think Makarov could have been, if he had the good fortune to have played with one of the better NHL teams for most of his career. NHL Makarov would be Hall of Fame calibre, but not quite as good as Mike Bossy, even with the added longevity.

Top Scorers 1979-95
Rk Player GP G A PTS
1 Wayne Gretzky 1173 814 1692 2506
2 Mark Messier 1127 492 877 1369
3 Paul Coffey 1078 358 978 1336
4 Dale Hawerchuk 1055 489 825 1314
5 Jari Kurri 1028 565 731 1296
NHL Makarov ? 530 747 1277
6 Denis Savard 1063 451 812 1263
7 Peter Stastny 977 450 789 1239
8 Raymond Bourque 1146 323 908 1231
9 Mario Lemieux 599 494 717 1211
10 Mike Gartner 1208 629 562 1191
11 Steve Yzerman 862 481 679 1160
good work but I would add one thing here.

The NYI in 78 had 1.70 assists awarded for every goal scored.

I took just 2 seasons for Makarov (his highest assist ones) and in 82 there were 1.02 assists per goal on his club team and in 88 there was 1.06 assists per goal.

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