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08-27-2012, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Terrence View Post
I also believe (but can't statistically prove heh) that it is easier to match defensive players against who you want than offensive players, because offensive players tend to need to get into a rhythm to be most effective, while defense relies less on instinct and more on learned technique.

All that said, quality of competiton definitely varied much more pre-lockout, when teams could ice the puck if they didn't like a certain matchup.

Also, coaches are more likely to use on the fly changes to maintain matchups in the playoffs

Most importantly, can someone please explain why absolute QualComp values are meaningful? I always looked at them as more relative to each other.

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