NYR Top 10 Centers of All-Time (Gauging interest in potential project)
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04-08-2013, 06:23 PM
Join Date: Jul 2004
Originally Posted by
Count me in - limited time but will contribute what I can.
Some sort of threshold for GP or seasons with the club to be allowed to be considered in the ranking.
For instance: A guy like Pat LaFontaine. I loved him when he was here, but he only played one season with us (and only about 65 games during that season). Do we consider him, or no? I'd say no - but would be open to arguments either way.
Only the player's play/time with the Rangers can be considered in the ranking.
For instance, if we consider whole careers (i.e. when players played for other teams), Gretzky is easily the best player to ever play for the Rangers, but wouldn't necessarily be #1 on the list if we only consider his tenure
with the team
(not a knock against Gretz - he played pretty damn well with us for that point in his career).
I think these two go hand-in-hand. We should only consider the player's time with the Rangers when ranking them. We want it to be
All-Time Players Who Happened to Play for the Rangers
So given that, the length of a player's tenure with the Rangers will be a factor in each player's ranking. The question then becomes, do we want to exclude certain players automatically due to too little games played for the Rangers? And where do we set that arbitrary line? I'm open to suggestions.
Originally Posted by
Great idea. I would definitely participate. Gonna be tough to consider player from way back when though, I'm sure there aren't a lot of us on here well versed in the 1930s rangers.
There is no scientific approach. Everyone has their own formula. Peak, prime, individual accomplishments, team accomplishments are the usual factors considered. Regular season performance vs playoff performance is also weighted differently by each voter. When comparing players from different eras, I think it's important to consider relative dominance. There are other approaches as well. I do want to emphasize that participants are expected to consider players from
eras. We're going to respect our history here.
This project is probably not for those who have experienced the "epiphany" and come to the conclusion that all players today are better than all players in history and make implications that guys like Jean Ratelle wouldn't be able to crack the Rangers roster today.
This project is as much about being educated as it is about educating others. The earliest memories I have of the Rangers are the 91/92 team. I'm particularly looking forward to learning more about those great 70's teams.
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