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07-22-2011, 10:40 AM
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MathMan
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Originally Posted by Lafleurs Guy View Post
Maybe if the guy could actually go to the net and score a few goals himself, he'd be less susceptible to this kind of misfortune.
"He should go to the net" is such an overused cliché. It's just not a sensible strategy for everyone, especially if you play with Brian "sit on the goalie" Gionta all the time.

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Originally Posted by Lafleurs Guy View Post
Again, even if you're right and he was unlucky, he made no attempt to change his play or show any kind of effort to do things differently to try to break out of the slump.
If it indeed was bad luck, changing his play to try to get out of it would be akin to trying to get out of a bad dice-rolling streak by throwing the dice with your left hand rather than your right hand. The only way to get out of a bad slump is to keep racking up scoring chances until probabilities reassert themselves. Changing your playstyle to get more scoring chances is always a good idea regardless of whether you're luck or not; changing your playstyle so you get less is obviously silly, slump or no slump; and changing your playstyle so you get the same number but are just doing something different is pretty much superstition.


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