Statistics for defensive performance
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08-29-2012, 11:48 AM
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The problem with Corsi stats against certain opponents is that you have a very small sample size.
but the aggregate is a large sample size. Yes, your final result is based on just 10 minutes against player A, 8 minutes against player B, etc... but the total is all weighted properly and based on 2000 minutes.
same thing as shot quality. don't focus on the fact that it includes "only" 12 point blank wrist shots and "only" 14 wraparound attempts and "only" 22 slap shots from the point. it's still a large sample that includes 1000+ shots in total.
In other words, I don't care what someone's Corsi was in particular against a certain player. I want to know about their season-long tendencies.
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