Thread: Line Combos: 2013 Line Combos
View Single Post
01-12-2013, 11:37 PM
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 16,082
vCash: 500
Originally Posted by Qward View Post
If Foligno was such a good player, why wasnt he able to stick with the top six instead of being dropped down to the energy line?
who knows. imo he should have been stapled to that 2nd line the whole year.

who knows

Originally Posted by HavlatMach9 View Post
Stats at times can be useful over watching a player, but the suddenness of how MAK arrives to conclusions is not convincing. They are at times not consistent with the general knowledge (like random players being better than Ovechkin), and in the few cases they are, MAK goes "See, these stats work". TLDR worth of jumping to conclusions is hard to follow.

Evaluating players based on statistics without watching them (Methot) is poor. I would prefer asking people who have watched a player than hope the statistician carried the 2 right.
Thing is, pretty much nobody here is a good scout. Even real scouts are at times bad scouts.

People see what they want to see and remember what they want to remember.

ie. Foligno spending most of the season in the top 6 and Phillips being the #5.

When you use these stats, you have to look at context. Their team, their linemates, their opponents, their ice time.

Which is why it's hard to compare Foligno to Nash for example.

People are biased towards Foligno because... maybe they think he's dumb, or didn't score many goals.

But FACTS are, he was very productive offensively.

WhiteLight* is offline   Reply With Quote