Which player had the best skillset in their prime?
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03-18-2013, 08:24 PM
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Average goal scoring in 1988-89: 7.483 = x
Average goal scoring in 1983-84: 7.889 = y
y = 1.054x
If you use that as a factor to adjust Lemieux's numbers upwards, he comes out with ~90 goals. If you adjust it to that factor and also adjust the 76GP to 74GP (what Gretzky played in 83-84), it comes out at just above 87.
Now, if we look to Gretzky's 92-goal season...
Average goal scoring in 1981-82: 8.025 = z
z = 1.072x
Adjust by that factor, plus increase from 76 to 80 GP, and we get to 96 goals.
In what way does this differ from HockeyReference's formula? They tell us only Gretzkys 87-goal season per game was as good as Lemieux 85 goals 1988-89.
But i do wanna push for Lemieux's 95-96 as well. Dynamite!
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