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01-29-2013, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Scurr View Post
I thought they were competing for it in practice? I'm not sure where I heard that... but I could have sworn that's what they decided to do.
Still a dumb way to decide. They really should just go with career stats since that has been by far the best predictor of success in shootouts. Playing well, having a great shot, being a star, etc. — none of those are as good at predicting shootout success as plain career stats. If I had my team's playoff spot resting on one shootout shot and I could pick Steven Stamkos or Frans Nielsen, I would pick Frans Nielsen.

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