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11-16-2012, 12:16 AM
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Originally Posted by BudMovin View Post
If you go by the statistic of % of population that is over 6-4 and % of NHL defensemen over 6-4, it will prove his point.
No, it would prove nothing. It's such a ridiculous oversimplification. Correlation =/= causation. How many guys that are 6'0 and have reached Rielly's level at his age? Why would we consider lesser players having trouble with their height automatically means that Rielly will suffer the same fate? Or even that he is likely to? It's just such a silly argument. But judging from what I have seen of suevres, he just likes crunching numbers to say whatever benefits his argument, he doesn't actually think about the logic or reasoning behind what he is doing and if it makes sense.

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