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08-10-2012, 12:12 AM
Iain Fyffe
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Originally Posted by Czech Your Math View Post
This was also after the all-star game, so they had only played 1 game in the previous 8 days, and could have been a bit rusty.
This is an issue with this kind of analysis. If the team does badly, this amount of rest means they're rusty. If they do well, it means they're well-rested and refreshed. So many of these explanations rely on the result. As a Habs fans, I hear the same thing about Carey Price all the time. When he's playing well, his calm demeanor is called an advantage - he keeps his cool and doesn't lose his head. When he's not, him calm demeanor is called a disadvantage - he needs to play with more fire to break out of his rut. The result cart is put before the explanation horse.

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