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10-23-2013, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Darth Yoda View Post
I dont think so. The risk is too big for the second best scorer to sometimes be an outlier as well, in his own right. That does not happen all seasons though, and that's the problem with counting percentage differentials. 1990/91 and 1992/93 are two seasons each an extreme when it comes to this. The first one 86(Hull) and 51(Three players if i dont remember wrong), and during the second 76 for both Selanne and Mogilny.
I see the point now, % over second place depend largely on the quality of second place. I think that season-to-season point totals are semi-constant, but goal totals are not at all.

% of 5th place or % of 10th place are probably better standard for modern times, though they don't work at all in a year with a thinner talent pool like 1918

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