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03-30-2012, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by MathMan View Post
Corsi is actually a proxy for puck possession. If you used a stopwatch and counted possession and zone time, you'd come up with numbers that are very close to Corsi.

Fenwick (which is Corsi except without counting blocked shots either way) actually has a better correlation to winning and to scoring chances. Although obviously, it's usually pretty close to Corsi.

Corsi also has a much larger sample size than goals (which are, when you think about it, pretty rare) so it can give you information more rapidly than goals can.
thanks for the precision, I'm no expert on those stats

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