Is there an equivalent of a "Moneyball" for the NHL?
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11-30-2012, 12:58 AM
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I'd think anything with real time stats like hits, takeaways, and giveaways are missing the point. What you need to be looking at is goals against and what leads to that. Don't get too wrapped up in what ends up being a matter of style rather than substance.
Well, its all about context. And yeah, hockey is harder to narrow down than baseball, but there could be a method to it. I did a project like this in high school about best bang for your buck players. Excluding ELCs, the best players were the expensive ones. Yes, they cost a lot, but there is a reason for that. I think the only one making not much money was Parise because he was on his 2nd contract at the time IIRC. I'm a little fuzzy, it was about 5 or 6 years ago, but I'm just trying to think outside of that box with this. There has to be a somewhat accurate way to measure puck pursuit.
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