NYR Top 10 Centers of All-Time (Gauging interest in potential project)
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04-09-2013, 12:43 PM
Join Date: Jul 2004
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There isn't really an easy way to do that Crease, since some player's careers will span over seasons with differing GPs. The best way to do it seems to be to do several searches using hockey reference over a few different time periods and going from there. 75 % of a season with 44 games played is 33 games -- 33 x 4 seasons = 132 total GP (so then just limit the search results for that period of time to >= 132 GP). Then you have to go back through and make sure that the arbitrary time periods that you cut out don't mistakenly eliminate players who should be included because their careers span across two periods of time... Not exactly simple.
I'll give it a go during lunch break.
Yeah, I feared this would be the "best" way to do it. Thanks for looking into it. Perhaps simpler would be to limit the universe of centers to those that were on the roster for N number of seasons, regardless of GP. Then during the Preliminary Discussion, participants can state cases for players factoring in tenure length.
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