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02-01-2013, 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by LaGu View Post
You made me look .

A solid 7th place with 41 giveaways.

Although after watching those stats I wouldn't really exaggerate their importance...
1. San Jose 67 (most giveaways by a landslide)
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7. Oilers 41
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27. Carolina 18
28. Florida 18
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30. Columbus 11
Yeah

Some stats are just simply stupid all on their own. Whats the first thing giveways are indicative of?

Having the puck a lot. That would be the main driver of this stat. Think about it.

So a team like SJ will have a lot of giveaways on the basis of how much they possess the puck. Not how well they possess the puck. A player like Colin Fraser will have far less giveaways/60mins(probably a future DAvid Staples stat in waiting) then Jordan Eberle..gee, I wonder what this indicates?

A lot of hockey stats are stupid and half baked and hint at the opposite story than they should.

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