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02-05-2013, 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by pitseleh View Post
Yeah, I've always thought that it would make more sense, at least for the playoffs, to use players' regular season results to determine qualcomp.

At this point you're better off looking at the players that a player has played the most against so far. For Kadri, it's (for forwards):

Grigorenko's line in Buffalo.
Hodgson/Vanek's line.
Peverley/Kelley in Boston.
Chimera/Ward in Washington.

For defencemen, he's mostly gotten soft minutes (guys like Ehrhoff, Brennan, Sekera, Ference, etc.) except when the Leafs played the Rangers and he mostly lined up against Ryan McDonagh.
Kind of ironic, then, that the guys at BTN who crunch stats - which should always be taken over as large a sample as possible - would overlook this point. I can't imagine that the context of the playoffs would alter a player's performance that much to have to separate their underlying numbers.

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