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09-28-2012, 01:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Meteor View Post
It is estimated that NHL teams would on average gain one point over an 82-game season if they simply decided to pull their goalies at the 3:00 mark instead of 1:00, regardless of situation.
This is where it falls down for me. That's simply not a large enough effect to consider it as an effective strategy. Natural variability would mask any noticeable effect, and any incorrect assumptions in methodology on behalf of the analysis could potentially mean the real effect is, in fact, negative.

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