Well, sort of again. Have no fear, I will not be going "granular" on you with a ton of Gomez stats.
Many poeple have left very interesting comments in the first article on the subject (and I'd like to thank you all for them!).
A lot of them had to do with the fact that, weather the numbers were there or not, Gomez had simply not produced, and there wasn't much more to analyse or talk about. In my opinion, whoever thinks this way is right. These ARE the cold facts.
Other player's record
Some of you have expressed the wish to see similar stats for other offensive players, as a comparison. After all, our better scorers have to reflect the same kind of numbers, no?
I've pulled the numbers for the Top-8 Montreal point-getters, and have completed the same exercise—which was to look at the Habs win-loss record, in the 20 most recent games in which they're accumulated at least one point.
Here are the results:
It's clear to see that, for some reason, no one comes even close to touching Gomez' numbers. Exactly why are Gomez' numbers so superior to everyone else's, remains a mystery to me. But the facts are the facts.
But what about other teams?
Some readers have mentionned that, surely, the top players of this league would have numbers very similar to Montreal's Mexican-Alaskan centerman. Without further delay, here are the figures for the leagues top 5 centermen:
What do you make of this?
Frank Dumais is a freelance writer, currently contributing to HabsAddict.com “Habs By the numbers” weekly column. He writes on current Habs topics, but with a “numbers twist”.
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