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05-16-2012, 01:13 PM
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Before getting too far ahead of ourselves let's clarify that Corsi is a measure of the shot differential when a player is on the ice. Let's say Thornton played against a teams shutdown line and defense pair. You'd expect his QoC to be lower, based on the fact that those shutdown lines tend to not generate much offense themselves.
Pavelski was on the ice when the other teams best offensive players were on the ice, that is what that shows. If you want to say that other teams were putting their best defensive players against Pavelski (which is hard to show, regular qualcomp would be closest and it's flawed) then isn't that even more of a testament to Pavelski's ability?
Regardless, again, whichever side you are on I think it's pretty clear the gap between the two players is not worth $3.8m a season.
Joe Pavelski also led the Sharks in +-QoC as well, for what its worth.
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