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10-31-2012, 03:42 PM
Iain Fyffe
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Originally Posted by Dalton View Post
What you're not seeing perhaps is that whether I take players, teams or seasons there are outliers. At any point that one averages the 'bell curve' thinking occurs.
What does this mean?

All functions have averages for a particular set of values. NHL player stats, which follow a power-law curve, have averages but this says nothing about their distribution. How does having an average produce "bell curve thinking" (whatever the hell that means)?

Originally Posted by Dalton View Post
40 adjusted goals does not have the same value every season. It moves up and down according to the average number of goals scored per season without taking into account where that change comes from.
You mean like 40 actual goals, only somewhat less so?

Originally Posted by Dalton View Post
A season with poor defence and average offence could be equal to a season with strong offence and average defence. Outliers are denied.
You need to stop taking posting lessons from C1958. You'll have to explain yourself better. What do you mean that "outliers are denied"?

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