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12-27-2011, 07:39 PM
Hugo Sham
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Originally Posted by Nickname Pending View Post
Not to completely disagree with the size issue, but to point out, 6 out of 10 teams isn't really signficant. Of 30 teams, there's 16 playoff teams, if fighting was completely uncorrelated with making the playoffs, then by random distribution, you would expect 5.3 playoff teams in a random sample of 10 teams.

Seeing 6 of 10 and claiming it proves the point distorts what that information provides. I do think that there should be a bit more crash and bang or 'grit' in the 4th line though.
not exactly. 60% of those teams are in the EC. 3 in our division, 2 in the playoffs right now 1, 2 pts out. that weighs it in favor of some grit

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