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09-27-2012, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Outside99 View Post
The map is not the territory. Esp. corsi (its a stat that seems to reward quantity over quality).

League-wide P/60 5 on 5 stats to measure top 6 worthiness fails to take into account your team's overall results and that of your linemates:
The answer to your questions is quite simple: sample size. Scoring rates don't normalize over a single season because of a number of factors, most important of which is shooting percentage variability.

The reason that Corsi rewards quantity over quality is that over and over again it's been shown that quantity matters a whole lot more than quality for scoring at even strength, with the exception of a few players at the top end (like Crosby or the Sedins) and the bottom end (basically, goons).

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