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01-06-2011, 06:12 AM
Can you like, shutup
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Originally Posted by NewtonsApple View Post
This was the same guy that wrote an article explaining how the signing of Zbynek Michalek was going to be an albatross for the Penguins because he had poor Corsi numbers in Phoenix. I love advanced statistics and find them to be of great value, but the clown behind that blog doesn't do much of any real analysis, instead he sorts by Corsi ratings and makes bold claims about players that he probably never even watches.

Pittsburgh as a team under Therrien was poor from a territorial standpoint. They played a defensive minded game that had them frequently outshot and outchanced, and players like Crosby and Malkin had very mediocre Corsi ratings as a result. Under Bylsma those numbers have drastically improved for the entire team, which is to be expected given the puck possession game that the Penguins play. This season, Malkin is ranked 7th in the NHL in Corsi and first on the Pens, and he's done so without playing all that well for most of the year. I suppose that's the downside to mindlessly following Corsi charts.

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