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01-14-2013, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by UnrealMachine View Post
My understanding was that we were comparing the offensive abilities of the two players. Ice time is allotted by several factors and overall offense is usually a lesser factor for D at ES. Martin may get (a lot) more PP time, but the results that he has produced there seem to only demonstrate that to be a mistake. Martin makes almost 10x that of Engelland. Which one is making more efficient use of their ice time?
No the problem is he is using one stat and concluding from that stat (and that stat alone) that Engelland is a better offensive dman than Martin. Statisticians don't make absolute conclusions like this. Then you take that stat and it tells you that Engelland is as good offensively at ES as Letang and it's obvious there is an issue with using it to make conclusions. These stats are helpful tools but they should not be the sole thing used to make conclusions about personnel and role.

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