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06-20-2013, 11:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Crease View Post

POSTSEASON ALL-STAR VOTING (outright rank amongst defensemen)
Johnson: 2, 2, 2, 3, 4, 6
Park: 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 5, 14

This is not an attempt to show you how much better Johnson was than Park in the regular season. This is an attempt to show you how close they were.
1969-70 - Park was competing with 48 other defensemen in the NHL.

1974-75 - Park was competing with 108 other defensemen in the NHL.

Johnson was competing against 18 - 24 defensemen.

For me, Park's All Star rankings were more difficult to accomplish. To me, advantage Park.

If a player were much worse defensively, I'm sure people would consider that a negative. Then, shouldn't Park's offensive superiority mean something substantial?

Park: 378 points in 465 regular season games.
Johnson: 86 points in 403 regular season games.

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