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02-06-2014, 10:01 AM
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Killion
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Originally Posted by Appleyard View Post
But 63 assists over a season, ~10 a team mean I cannot imagine top playmakers lost more than ~5-6 assists each... though one or two may have been impacted more.
Yes, true enough. Though its still a peculiarity, "odd", and though numerically were only looking at a dip of 63 accredited Assists that number has got to be low. No idea what full standard was used beforehand, before they eliminated it, but when you fully consider how Goals develop that 2nd Assist is often the point of creation, Intelligent Design followed by the Big Bang & into the net so to speak. A nice feed tape-tape, someone with serious vision from perhaps behind their own blue line or a forward beyond the opponents blue line playing it like a Chess Master.... or Checkers if you prefer... Tic Tac Toe anyone?

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Originally Posted by Canadiens1958 View Post
^^^Question remains, the type of assist that was lost or gained as a result of rule changes. 1937 formal recognition of the rebound assist being an example.
Its certainly a strange one. Seems almost reverse Darwinism. Youd think theyd have been more sophisticated even then to have recognized the importance of acknowledging the importance of a 2nd Assist & awarding a point accordingly in recognition of in many instances the Genesis of how the goal was scored. That the player who initiated it would be given credit.

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