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09-21-2012, 12:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Shareefruck View Post
Defensemen rarely directly "compete" with other defensemen. So that doesn't make sense.


Yes. This is technically true. But do they affect Corsi regardless? Corsi is shot differential when a player is on the ice. If Edler is facing a top D pairing more often than not, even if directly not opposing Edler, do they negatively affect the shots VAN attempts to direct at the opposing net?



Another aspect of this is shut-down units, not just shut-down dpairs. For instance, if Bolland + 2 defensive wingers seem to always come out with Keith+Seabrook to face the twins, is Edler not facing better defensive forwards as a result? If so, do we have to adjust for that?



And for the Corsi stats only crowd, might want to take a look at this: http://hockeyanalysis.com/tag/fenwick/

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