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02-23-2013, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Maelpj View Post
Than why are most of the argument anti-DD pro-Eller are based on those useless stats?

Why, before I bring those say stats, people on this thread were using corsi as a proof that Eller face better competition than DD?

Double standard.
Pine's post was talking about Relative Corsi Quality of Competition, as in a measure to contextualize corsi by looking at difficulity of matchups faced. It's flawed but IMO corsi is useless without looking at quality of competition.

Corsi doesn't measure quality of competition. That's why Scott Gomez had a great corsi two years ago. It means one thing, it means ability to keep posession. So it's not useless, it's just useless without context. In this case it tels us -

Kaberle played sheltered minutes.

Cole isn't as bad as people are saying, and playing in the offensive zone.

Desharnais is playing well, and playing in the offensive zone.

So no, nobody is using corsi to say anything about Eller. If you are going to dismiss a statistic, try to understand its purpose first.

Originally Posted by SouthernHab View Post
Do the Corsi numbers take into account poor passes, rushed passes and missed opportunites?
Turnovers play a part in posession, yes.

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