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02-03-2012, 08:15 PM
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: South Korea
All good points Alistar. I should have prefaced my post by saying I wasn't so much directing my energy toward arguing with you (I think we more or less agree on this particular player) as much as taking some issue with the general concept of basing too much of one's conclusions on statistical analysis rather than visual observation and gut reaction to said observation. Your post just got me thinking.
I love baseball and while I don't pour over stats in that sport either I do appreciate that baseball and hockey are quite different in regards to the efficiency with which one can break baseball down to a series of simply measurable instances relative to hockey. Hockey is just so damn dynamic that to attempt to break it down to that same level (just talking generally, not you specifically) is futile.
So yeah, one can say that for instance when the puck leaves Benn's stick he has no direct influence on events involving the puck until it's back on his stick but that one little word - direct - really bothers me because at that point you start to get away from directly observable actions and into a philosophical discussion about the net difference of a direct or indirect influence.
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