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09-24-2011, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by James Mirtle View Post
I'll jump in here briefly - hits are not advanced stats.

And the other four that you reference are not subjective in any way. They're all based on data coming out of games. Whether or not you're on the ice for an offensive or defensive zone faceoff is not subjective. Same goes for Corsi (on the ice for shots for or against), qualcomp (on the ice against certain players) or PDO (on the ice for shooting and save percentages).

Desjardins is simply using the game data compiled by the NHL to create these metrics.
Thanks for that James, although I would qualify in that your being on the ice for a defensive zone draw has a lot to do with the coach making a subjective decision about how good you are defensively at least relative to your teammates.

So far, I don't see anything that rises beyond the level of a possible tiebreaker in an all-other-things-being-equal personnel decision just yet.

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