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07-30-2012, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by NugentHopkinsfan View Post
Don't need a stat to tell me. I mean Im all for people trying to find useful stats, it is interesting and useful in some sports, but I think the best way to evaluate hockey players is to watch them not look for a % or number to describe their play.
How do you account for the selection biases inherent with (1) you not being able to see all of a player's data yourself, (2) you not being able to see all of a player's colleagues' data to get the benchmark right, and (3) your brain being biased towards what it remembers?

These are major problems with your proposed method.

(For what it's worth, no one's suggesting the elimination of watching players play.)

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