Measuring offensive production
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10-15-2012, 11:40 AM
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Regina, SK
Originally Posted by
Czech Your Math
Initially, I did not fully understand your methodology. I believe I do now. I still don't fully agree with it.
For instance: In 2007, Briere finished 10th in points with 95 in 81 games (1.17 PPG). Meanwhile, Gaborik had 57 points in 48 games (1.19). From my understanding, Gaborik would receive credit for 48 games at a top 10 pace... while Briere, who actually finished top 10 with 38 more points and .02 less PPG than Gaborik, would receive no top 10 pace credit. I just can't agree with that as anything close to fair.
I think it's just a perfect example of how cutoffs can be cruel to some and beneficial to others.
I like this system as a bit of a "different" look at the better top scorers in history. Maybe instead of a hard "top-10, top-15, top-20 pace" system, it could use certain adjusted PPG thresholds so that there can be more or less than 10, 15, 20 in each category based on the season.
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