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10-02-2011, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike8 View Post
Here, I have a proposal:

Let's look at all cheapshots from every game this season. The season starts this coming week, so we can handle the entire year. We'll have a thread where we note (in the OP) every cheapshot, every suspension, and every injury that is the result of a cheapshot. We'll note the team making the cheapshot, and the team receiving the cheapshot, noting any goons/fighters, and whether any fights took place during the game (if we feel this information would be necessary). We'll also note the score, just for kicks.

Ultimately, the purpose of gaining team toughness is to:

1. Deter cheapshots
2. Avoid intimidation that may affect productivity

So by tracking all of this across the league, we may come to have some stats to back the pro or con argument. We'll see some correlation.

Instead of this perpetual back-and-forth which, as we've seen, is terribly unproductive, we'll actually be working together to collect some stronger sense of what's going on in the NHL.
Sounds good mike8, I'd love for something like this to occur, but I'm not sure you'll be convinced that having a tougher team would free up space for pleks, cammy, ect and the data we will collect will be difficult to prove either way, but I'll join in anyways. I feel last nights game was beginning to look like the B's vs habs game last year where boston manhandled our players just because they could, it never exploded to that level, but the similarities were there. We won the game, but it's gotta be disheartening for guys like AK to be punched in the face for nothing at all.

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