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09-04-2012, 12:33 PM
Iain Fyffe
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
Perhaps my words sounded like I was painting too broad a brush. I think a lot of the work you guys do is valuable.

But to me "quality of competition doesn't matter" sounds an awful lot like "faceoffs are irrelevant to winning" or "on ice shooting percentages (for and against) are entirely based off luck."
To be clear, I don't really consider myself one of "those guys". I do very little with "advanced" stats, though I do monitor the work.

And those two comments you provide sound an awful lot like things that aren't really said, or at least are said with more nuance than you are presenting here.

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