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06-22-2011, 11:52 PM
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Originally Posted by MathMan View Post
Like I said, lots of romantic notions, generally ascribed after the fact when the result is known.

They wanted it more because they won the Cup, not the other way around...
If you keep digging deeper in your analysis, at some point those "romantic notions" will have to be factored in...

Just because you don't have access to the locker room to see, quantify and add to your analysis how injuries (for example) are affecting what's happening on the ice, doesn't mean they don't.

If somebody had access to each team's trainers and medical staff reports at the beginning of every playoffs to compare the physical and mental state each team is in, and tried to predict the Cup winner each year for the next hundred years (or whatever sample suits you), there is no way your approach would give better results.

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