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09-04-2012, 08:47 PM
Giroux tha Damaja
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Originally Posted by Scurr View Post
His traditional numbers look good on paper until you get into how he put up those numbers and against who.

The whole point of advanced stats is to put the numbers into perspective and not artificially inflate a players value. I don't think advanced stats can be used to make someone a paper tiger, they're pretty good at getting at a players true value imo.
I understood the point above before I made my original comment. My take on it is that advanced stats and stats in general in hockey can be more misleading than any other sport. I would much rather watch a guy for a few games and get some simple totals and facts for a large smaple size than use advanced stats.

That sort of scouting and data is more useful for forecasting adaptability and success across different systems, team mates and roles than advanced stats IMO.

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