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Odds of NHL success by height - UPDATED WITH SECOND ROUNDERS TOO
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07-08-2011, 04:42 PM
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Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Stavanger, Norway
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There is a point, but the point is that the small guys have to be super talented and/or incredibly hard workers to even get drafted, thus the small sample size. That will make the success rate of top 6 forwards look better.
The fact is, though, picking a small guy isn't going to lead to a top 6 forward everytime, just like picking a 6 foot tall guy isn't going to lead to a top 6 forward everytime.
True that, but lets say 10 below 6 ft guys are drafted and 2 makes top 6, thats 20%. Then lets say 100 above 6ft guys gets picked and and 10 makes it to top 6, that is only 10%. In this respect it's totally comparable, because percent does not care if there are 1000 or 10 in the pool, it still stays the same depending on the fraction. 1 of 1000 is less than 1 out of 10 etc.
That said, please excuse my simple examples.. I am on the second bottle of wine here, hehe.
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