Philosophy of hockey Sabremetrics: Can hockey accurately be measured?
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07-30-2012, 12:51 AM
Join Date: Jun 2003
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A lot of these hockey stats come down to coaching. One coach may give player A more offensive zone starts than player B even though player B is better.
That's something I noticed with the Sedins.
Recently saw something on Kukla's Korner saying Daniel Sedin (followed by Henrik) has the best CORSI rating in the league. CORSI is one of the more respected stats, but people were quick to point out that CORSI can be flawed when certain players get a tremendous advantage from the majority of their starts being in the offensive zone (which is true for the Sedins).
So off the bat, CORSI has to be adjusted for quality of competition and zone starts to have any meaning. And when the sample size for one kind of zone start is so small (Sedins in the defensive zone), the stat can't have any meaning anyways.
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