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08-21-2012, 10:31 PM
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Iain, here is your original post on St Louis.

Originally Posted by Iain Fyffe View Post
The last thing I'll say about the "eyes" thing is this: if eyes capture everything, why was Martin St. Louis not drafted in 1994 or 1995? Trained eyes, professional eyes, saw him play and decided he was simply too small to play in the NHL. The numbers at least should have said "you really ought to consider this young fellow, what else are you going to use your 8th-round pick on?". The numbers ain't perfect, but the eyes sure ain't either.
If you are going to compare the numbers against the eyes for St Louis in 1994, you can't use your system that you have published in Hockey Prospectus. That was developed using post-1994 data, including St Louis himself, so it isn't a fair comparison to the information that scouts had in 1994. A fair comparison would use a system developed using solely available data from 1994.

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