Round 2 Voting Results (HOH Top Goaltenders)
View Single Post
10-26-2012, 07:01 PM
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Mass/formerly Ont
Originally Posted by
I'm no stats guy, I'll admit, but it seems to me that there have to be rises and falls on either side of the mean/max of a distribution curve, and 4th place is certainly part of a distribution curve that includes multiple 3rd place finishes. A 7th place vote, though, separated by 4 spots (well, 3 I suppose, given my wording) from the next lowest ranking, is an "outlier". Remember, not one single person considered Hasek 4th, 5th, or 6th on the list.
Long story short, "outlier" means it clearly and distinctly lies outside of the "bulk" of the result distribution.
Exactly. Using MXD's definition of an outlier, Sawchuks #2 is one and Hall is a double outlier. He has a #1 and a #7.
View Public Profile
Find More Posts by pappyline