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03-18-2011, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by pgreene View Post
which i guess again illustrates why hockey's just not a game of stats. anything that's subjective is, damn near by definition, not measurable, not quantifiable, and therefore not subject to statistical analysis.

so says me. i took a statistics class once.
Scoring chances are useful as long as they're defined in some way. Unless you assume the guy recording it is using uneven criteria for the two teams (which would be moronic) it's not like it's meaningless.

Hockey has plenty of stats, and some of them are pretty interesting in context. Certainly adds something to the discussion other than "I saw it and it happened this way." Although Greenberg gets tiresome sometimes when he doesn't seem to know enough about the stats he is using.

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