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06-20-2011, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by RJ8812 View Post
Oh ok, so because Datsyuk improved in the playoffs as he got older, Carter will as well? I forgot that every player does that in their career

I didn't know it was that simple

oh and btw, Gagne was never a playoff plerformer with us either, aside from 2 series (TB in 04, BOS in 10), he was usually invisible
Basically it's a matter of if you're a statistics guy or not. (Statistics guys will tell you there is no such thing as NOT being one of them. You can't argue numbers after all.)

If you are...Carter (or anyone) tends to produce at a certain points per game. It is just, flat out, what he is capable of as a player.

Over a large enough sample size, statistics guys believe Carter's playoff numbers will come out right around what his points per game is.

Jester's examples were merely showing other good players who's small playoff sample sizes weren't indicative of their actual ability.

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