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01-21-2013, 09:44 AM
Corsi != Possession
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Originally Posted by 416Leafer View Post
+/- should be standardized against your team.

But even then it doesnt take into account quality of opposition. Which is why Corsi based and other advanced stats are more helpful.
Corsi would be useful if it used zone possession time instead of shots on net. Our season opener was a perfect example. The Habs had us pinned in our zone for a good 5+ mins, which eventually lead to the goal against, yet their hardly generated any shots on net because we kept them to the outside.

I also don't like how the players assigned to checking roles have a much lower quality score than they should simply because they play against the best lines on most nights.

Corsi may be more useful than +/-, but that really isn't saying much.

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