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02-05-2013, 09:41 PM
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Malkin4Top6Wingerz
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My day job involves a fair bit of statistical arbitrage in financial markets. I dream of finding situations where people believe in models like this.

Corsi is supposed to be a good way to figure out which 3rd liners are the most efficient. Someone that believes in Corsi thinks Tyler Kennedy is a better 2-way player than Pascal Dupuis. Kennedy is consistently a better Corsi player than Dupuis. Anyone that knows anything about hockey knows Dupuis is a clearly superior 2-way player.
Corsi is an accurate measure of two way play - said by nobody who has anything valuable to say on the subject of Corsi.

I have to run so I'll make this very brief. Corsi is a loose but ultimately statistically significant statistic which measures a players ability to influence goal differential at even strength. That is it. It has some outliers and needs to be context adjusted, but anybody arguing that it is meaningless should be ignored.

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