Do the Playoffs Matter?

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    Deleted. Clear people are missing the joke I was trying to make :)
     
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    I don't get the point here though
    People obviously consider regular seasons when evaluating players, hence the Hart wins, Ovi's goal chase, etc.
    No one is claiming Briere is an all-time great
    However, the Playoffs are the most important time of year and players that step up consequently get some credit, especially if they win the Cup
    When you have a sport where the primary goal is to win the Cup, expect that pursuit to be fairly important
     
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    My point was to take what I find to be a ridiculous thing (Stamkos is a bad playoff performer because he disappears. But that’s not pushed against others like Datsyuk or Lemieux, who similarly “disappeared”). And stretching it to a ridiculous degree. Just trying to poke fun at how we all cherry pick playoff stats when they’re ridiculous
     
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    If Stamkos dissapeared in the postseason once or twice. Well ok. Every star has had a sub par postseason. But this has been a career of him not getting it done.

    Lemieux? The only series he was "Bad", and "Bad"might be stretching it, was in 96 against Florida. Otherwise, he was usually great to legendary.

    Stamkos at his best is a few tiers below Lemieux at his worst. And that's not a shot at Stammer. It's just acknowledging Lemieux's brilliance.
     
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    Data like that ignoring primes of when guys aged vs some being on great or bad teams really dragged things down.

    To be fairing only Selanne is pretty dumb when also bashing Datsyuk who a lot of playoff games where when he was young not the elite player he became in his prime
     
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    I dont know what the context was, but I can see an argument for the President's Trophy having more significance than what we perceive it as.
     
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    I completely agree with what you’re saying. I only called out Selanne as he was the lowest on the list. I clearly didn’t make things as sarcastic as I was trying with the post. I was trying to poke fun at how all of us will cite things like disappearing in the playoffs when other great playoff performers dropped the same or more

     
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