A little perspective on the current star defenseman
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08-17-2012, 07:13 PM
Join Date: Apr 2007
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Not sure I entirely understand the first part of your post (sorry it's been a long week
) but thanks for sharing about the +/- relative to team, didn't know it was already adjusted to only include games you played in...makes the Letang results very interesting (though as you said, QoC is something to consider).
My point is that the "QOC doesn't matter" conclusion can only be valid if you're looking to split players into broad skill tiers, say: great, average, replacement level. Letang, Keith, Karlsson, etc are always going to show up in the "great" category no matter their QOC -- the uncorrected bias isn't going to be enough to move them down one category. But it's likely to be enough to move a guy from #3 to #10 or vice-versa. So if your goal is to compare the top d-men with each other, you can't say "QOC doesn't matter" and ignore it.
That said, IMO the zone start adjustment is likely to be more important than the QOC adjustment.
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