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08-17-2012, 09:49 AM
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wgknestrick
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Originally Posted by Verviticus View Post
zone starts aren't relative. can you please explain this more thoroughly?



yeah ok, if this isnt meant to be predicative - but then what's the point? is it a study for its own sake? I guess, what conclusions can we extract from it, and what things can we do with those conclusions?
I agree. Zone starts are anything but relative. If you play for a good team (like Letang), you get more opportunities to get +s over -s depending on your zone starts. You need to adjust for this between players on different teams.

Also for Qual comp. This should be adjusted relative to team, then compared to other players team adjusted qual comp. This gives you an idea if they got their results against 1st-4th liners. It makes a difference. Dominating 1st line opposition is much different from dominating 4th line.

A combination of these things gives you the big picture of what % was the player driving the results vs the situation they were placed in.

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