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10-27-2013, 09:28 PM
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Tried to keep an open mind on this- but looked at Bobby Hull's season-stats during what pretty much figured to amount to his young prime:

1959-60: led league in scoring.
1960-61: didn't crack the top five.
1961-62: led league in scoring.
1962-63: didn't crack the top five.

Must have been freaking frustrating as a fan. Was he working through maturity-issues at the time? Now, you can't exactly call 60-61 & 62-63 wasted years (especially since 60-61 was The Cup Year)- but this looks like high-order inconsistency- yet virtually no-one holds it against Hull's memory.

Rather have the guy who, in his prime, was pretty much assured of being in the top-three in scoring (unless suffering from significant time-loss, e.g.: 57-58) than someone who might lead the league in scoring, but underperform/disappoint the following year.

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