the hockey eras

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  1. Eagle Eye Cherry

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    I'd like to know if anyone has some data or any info that ranks all the hockey eras in terms of scoring.
    is it safe to say the 50's were the lowest scoring era in nhl history?
    if so, how does it compare to the grab and clutch era of the late 90's?
    was the 80's the highest scoring era in nhl history? yes?
    was the 70's essentially the goon era?
     
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    Interesting.

    I didn't thought the 80/90 numbers were THAT inflated.

    Where did you found that ? Not that I don't believe you, I just wonder. I would be curious to see these stats per year.
     
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    Eras can't be broken down simply by decade. Case in point the 60s. The Original 6 era ended in 1967. As far as an era transition year, it's likely the most obvious in hockey history. It brought an additional six teams into the league. Gone were the days when each team could trot out a future HHOF goalie. The arrival of Bobby Orr in 1966 also played a key role: the return of the rushing defenceman brought a whole new element to the sport. No longer would talented defencemen like Kelly, Harvey, Gadsby, Horton and Pilote be shackled offensively simply by the position they played.

    With the exception of the end of the Original 6 era, it's difficult to determine a true shift in eras. The Original 6 started in 1942. Yet I would say that the Original 6, as far as how we think of it, probably started in 46 or 47, once the players returned from the Second World War.

    The game's early years were very high scoring. The late 20s were very low scoring and they were the true dead puck era. Even the 30s were mostly low scoring years.
     
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    the GPG column of that chart is goals scored by individual teams rather then combined score of games I assume?
     
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    yes
     
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    If I may be so bold.

    1. 1917-1929 (The Proto-NHL) No real identity, regular rule changes and shifts in locations and teams.
    2. 1929-1941 (Depression Era/Platnum Age) NHL controls Stanley Cup, forward passing most important rule change ever, identity formed around stars like Morenz and Shore. This era solidified the NHL as legitimate.
    3. 1941-1945 (War era) Quality and patronage drop significantly.
    4. 1945-1967 (Original Six Era/Golden Age)
    5. 1967-1995 (Expanssion Era/Silver Age) Could be broken up further using the end of the WHA or the European infussion.
    6. 1995-2004 (Dead Puck Era) I concider the New Jersey cup win the turning point when teams realized choking the life out of games won them.
    7. 2005- (Modern Era)
     
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    Scoring was down during the 94-95 season, but it certainly wasn't during the 95-96 season. The "Dead Puck Era" didn't start until 96-97, after Colorado won the Cup. Pittsburgh scored 362 goals, and Detroit and Colorado also had 300+, while no team scored 300+ from 96-97 to 03-04. Ottawa and Detroit both scored 300+ in 05-06.

    Here is a chart of the range of PP/PK chances over the last 18 years. Note that the number of PPs dropped in 96-97 so that the high was below the average in 95-96 and the average was below the low of 95-96.

    PP Advantages
    Year Low Avg High
    87-88 347 437 500
    88-89 334 403 491
    89-90 330 367 442
    90-91 317 366 403
    91-92 338 402 467
    92-93 399 443 510
    93-94 333 407 459
    94-95 169 209 259
    95-96 356 413 477
    96-97 287 336 406
    97-98 333 380 483
    98-99 301 359 438
    99-00 274 331 377
    00-01 310 376 435
    01-02 261 338 391
    02-03 303 363 420
    03-04 300 348 426
    05-06 411 480 541

    PK Times Shorthanded
    Year High Avg Low
    87-88 507 437 394
    88-89 482 403 326
    89-90 417 367 295
    90-91 425 366 282
    91-92 482 402 320
    92-93 529 443 375
    93-94 465 407 335
    94-95 249 209 149
    95-96 495 413 319
    96-97 409 336 235
    97-98 432 380 285
    98-99 450 359 302
    99-00 420 331 253
    00-01 445 376 314
    01-02 398 338 265
    02-03 426 363 264
    03-04 401 348 266
    05-06 550 480 348
     
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    I still think the 70's was the goon era or somewhere around the 70's.
     

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