Non-traditional metrics: PDO
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08-09-2012, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by
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What is IPP?
I wouldn't call PDO an "advanced statistic", I'd call it a new statistic that is very simple and very misleading. It has two components, one of which the individual has much control over and may indicate his skill to a large degree, the other of which he has very little control over (except to prevent high quality shots) and therefore has little to do with his skill. It's like putting sauerkraut and Oreos together and calling it an advanced food.
Look at the shooting %s of Brett Hull or Stamkos. They jumped in their second seasons, but that doesn't mean they didn't improve further a season or two later. Of course such levels are not sustainable for most players over longer periods, but it doesn't mean it was mostly luck.
IPP is individual point percentage, is a calculation of the number of times an individual player gets a point (either a goal or an assist) compared to the number of total goals scored while he's on the ice. Very high values of this measure tend to regress back to league averages.
Arguing over the usage of 'advanced' is useless. It is pretty simple, but it is certainly advanced enough for the vast majority of fans that I don't see issue with the use of the word in regards to PDO. Either way, who cares, how we categorize it complexity wise means nothing to the overall debate of usability.
PDO of course is on-ice team shooting percentage and team save percentage, and this is much different than individual shooting percentage, which you keep on bringing up for some reason.
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