Round 2, Vote 5 (HOH Top Centers)
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12-01-2013, 12:56 PM
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Again here is the before and after for Schmidt for 2 full years around the lost war years.
41 He had a line of 45-13-25-38 good for 11th in the league (5th on the Bruins)
42 He had a line of 36-14-21-35 good for 20th in the league (3rd on the Bruins)
46 He had a line of 48-13-18-31 good for 23rd in the league (4th on the Bruins)
47 He had a line of 59-27-35-62 good for 4th in the league (1st on the Bruins)
In a 6 team league he is just under an aggregate top 15th finish averaged out over those years and alot of that boost is form one of his 2 outlier type of seasons offensively.
15ish in a 36(top 6) forward league really isn't going to add alot to his resume.
Not sure how you got 15th. Schmidt was 5th in scoring during those four years:
Syl Apps Sr
Depending on what cut-off you use, he's no worse than 7th in points-per-game (100 game cut-off) and could be as high as 4th in points-per-game (150 game cut-off).
If you extend this to include 1940 (the year he won the Art Ross) and 1948, Schmidt is second in scoring (behind Syl Apps) over a six year period that sandwiched the three years he lost to WWII. He was T-7th in points-per-game (100 game cut-off) and could be as high as T-3rd (200 game cut-off; behind only Apps, M. Bentley and Conacher).
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