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02-03-2012, 07:24 PM
Big McLargehuge
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We just had a discussion about this stuff on the Pens board.

I'm not a fan of them for hockey because, unlike baseball, it's not a zero-sum game. Even the best of hockey stats are open to a bevy of outside influences that just can't be accounted for like they can in baseball.

I love stats, it's part of the reason why I still love baseball despite the fact that my favorite team has never had a .500 season since I was old enough to understand the concept of sports...but stats just don't work as well in hockey as in many other sports.

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