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07-28-2011, 10:43 AM
Joe Cole
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Stats - my pet peeve.

When people cannot understand the game on the ice, they fall back on stats.

They are entirely useful, but so easy to use as a generalization and as a way to cover up a lack of understanding of the core fundamentals of the game.

I think certain stats are useful within context.

For example, for a defenseman know as a stopper.... I would like to see the following stats:

- -# and % of board battles won/lost
- pk % effectiveness

For an offensive D, I would like to see....

-# and % of successful breakouts.
-# and % of times he enters the offensive end and controls the puck
-# and % of successful carries through the neutral zone

For a powerforward...

-# and % of puck battles won
-# and % of territory battle wins in the crease

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