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10-03-2011, 09:50 AM
Join Date: Aug 2010
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I think you've walked through too many walls. You need to go back to math class.
Your post was pretty entertaining though.
He makes one valid point though (even if exaggerated) which is who you have able to win face-offs matters a lot too and that the team global face-off % can be misleading in that sense.
Having a 4th line center winning 60% of his face-offs is not necessarily as important as your first line center being unable to win face-offs to start the PP. It might end up being a 50% team % on face-offs, but depending on how it's distributed it's not the same as having your first line center being a face-off beast like Crosby because then your best line doesn't spend half its time running around trying to get the puck back, they start with it.
So global stats in this sense don't necessarily tell the whole picture, maybe if you looked at face-off win % of the top (or top 2) centers of each team you would get a totally different result. I don't think that would necessarily be the case and I don't think that face-offs are as important a factor as most others, but his post was not just random rambling either.
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