Any hockey fan interested in cross-era comparisons has come across at least one and possibly a handful of iterations of adjusted statistics. While no adjusted stat can ever be perfect – and can certainly never please everyone – they exist for good reasons. The NHL has changed immeasurably since it began 101 years ago with only four teams (and just three after the Montreal Wanderers’ Jubilee Arena burned down), and a goal scored in 1920 just doesn’t mean the same thing as one scored in 1940, 1960, 1980 or today.
Many great attempts at adjusted regular-season NHL scoring have been made in recent years, but we still don’t have a mainstream adjusted playoff scoring system. There are good reasons for that. For starters, all the same reasons that regular-season scoring doesn’t translate across ...
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