Philosophy of hockey Sabremetrics: Can hockey accurately be measured?
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07-30-2012, 01:12 AM
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True. But also keep in mind that where we currently are with hockey metrics, baseball was behind that in the early 1980s.
I have a friend who, when we're climbing mountains, likes to ask "How do you eat an elephant?". Answer: "One bite at a time". If we try to eat the entire elephant all at once, we're never going to get anywhere.
Yes point taken but would you not agree that we can isolate events in baseball better than in hockey and there is less flow and offense and defense take place at the same time in hockey when in baseball these things are segregated.
One can look at two mountains and see that one is easier to climb than the other in most cases as well even if we know little about mountain climbing.
If nothing else the pursuit of advanced stats causes us to ask even more questions and try to gain a better understanding and this is good in of itself IMO.
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