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09-07-2012, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Canuck09 View Post
I don't think we should be comparing OV year over year when the people doing the ratings have changed how they were created. It's no longer 2 year averages is it? Aren't we on the equivalent of 2 years worth of games played?
Last year's, IIRC, were a weighted three-year average. This year is a sliding 164 games using a different formula, so you're correct: comparing last year's to this year's is apples to oranges.

We looked at a number of different ratings schemes and this is the one that we felt ranked the goalies in production most consistently. We also used third-party scouting reports to help tailor the isicidual oalie raings to reflect individual goalies' stregths and weaknesses. We still have to run test seasons based on the ratings before we know how effective they are in practice.

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