Sabremetrics/Microstats in Hockey
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06-05-2012, 11:12 AM
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There may be something to comparisons only within 08-09, but I'm still a bit skeptical. Isn't there always a brief surge when a new coach takes over? Over a smaller sample size, I'd still be looking for other factors.
Even if there was a surge, the strong puck-possession performance continued under Blysma to this day.
We're talking about going from a coach who was ~46% over multiple seasons to a guy who has been ~52% over multiple seasons with the improvement being almost immediate. The coaching has to be a significant factor in that.
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