How good could Tony Hand have been on the 80's Oilers?
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07-02-2013, 04:07 AM
Join Date: May 2009
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Here you go, Pluppe
it was more impressive than I had guessed.
He was the ONLY Brit to take scoring titles away from the Canadians in that league, and was nearly ALWAYS the top Brit, by a mile. 15 years at top 10 in scoring in a league dominated by AHL and CHL-bred Canadians.
By my reckoning, he has 20 top ten finishes in the "elite" tier of British hockey, and he finished as top British-trained scorer (ignoring Canadian-reared players with British passports) 22 times. From 2001 to 2004 he played in the second tier.
Between 84-85 and 94-95, his margin of victory over the second placed Brit were as follows (all stats for league season only). Bolded figures indicate that the second placed Brit was Hand's teammate, Scot Neil.
61, 61, 92,
, 49, 40, 77, 104, 84
The stats for 95-96 aren't complete, but he was 48 ahead of the nearest competitor I could confirm.
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