relantel wrote:I did a quick calc today. Based on Mario's goals per game and assists per game each season, times number of games missed, in the aggregate, turns into 709 points (in 467 games missed), and that doesn't include the 94-95 and 97-00 seasons that he sat out completely. 92/93's per game totals would have been a 224 point season. Hypotheticals, of course.
So you're saying Mario, if he were healthy, should actually have 2432 points and be 2nd to Gretzky?
2417 using an integer calc (round down iso round up, in the raw goal and assist columns iso the point column as my original quick-calc). 709 additional was raw.
Throw in the missed seasons, say at the per game totals of the following season, and you'd add in even more (i.e. the 48 game season of 94/95 if healthy, based on 95/96 totals, would have been 111 points). Just a fun thing to try and ascertain. This method might suggest 2968 for a total if the sat-out seasons are included that way. And 04/05 is ignored since no league games were played. Though I ought to run it to ignore seasons where less than 5-6 games were missed. This would knock off 35 points from the 2422 total. The sat-out seasons are tough, since there is no like basis like the played seasons have. So in the end, I probably would not include those four seasons. Without those four sat-out seasons, the breakdown would be 941g, 1476a (differences in rounding are the integer value of the goals and assists, which probably I should have done originally, instead of the sum of goals + assists unrounded - this would be 2417.
The clear conclusion, though, and the career points per game already says this, is Lemieux is clear cut #2, and the only one in Gretzky's neighborhood. Both are the only ones to avergae over an assist per game. The comeback seasons, though, killed the old 2.005 point per game average from 84-97, and dropped him below Gretzky's 1.92 - the 36 games in 03-04 and 05-06 did the trick. The career 1.883 multiplied by Gretzky's games played total (1487) would be 2800 points. I think Lemieux trails only Bossy in career average goals per game - .761 for Bossy to .754 for Lemieux. Bossy is 1.49ppg, 3rd all time, with Crosby edging out Orr right now. Malkin sits in 11th, just ahead of Jagr and Ovechkin. Geno is 6/1000 behind Dionne, but only 5/1000 ahead of Jagr and 6/1000 ahead of Ovechkin.
Now, though, you see why my thread title was useless. Because all of it means nothing!