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11-16-2012, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by MastuhNinks View Post
No, you said that the odds of him being a star NHL defensemen are low statistically without actually being able to justify that statement. When you make statements like that, you should be able to back them up with a meaningful argument. Just saying that defensemen his size and lower are the minority is not at all backing up that statement. You need to learn to think about what the numbers you're posting actually mean.
I already clarified that comment, what I meant was that it's statistically less likely for a 6 foot defenseman to make it as a star in the NHL and that Rielly is in fact a 6 foot defenseman.

Obviously that doesn't necessitate that he himself is less likely to be a star, just that statistically people of similar sizes have not fared all that well in the NHL. I happen to worry that he is part of that population that doesn't usually make it and accounts for only 26% of the population in the NHL.

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