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02-27-2013, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by -31- View Post
Ah, the simplifications that suit our needs. Boyle wasn't in the lineup. The Rangers won. Obviously, then, the Rangers won because they didn't have Boyle in.

I guess the fact that Lundqvist had a save percentage of .936 over that stretch compared to .910 the rest of the year is negligible.

[But of course that's a stat, so it's meaningless. Obviously the only method to evaluate players is to watch them play and draw a picture of how they make you feel. That's how he know Jeff Halpern produces more offense than Boyle, despite not producing more offense than Boyle. That's also how we know that Kreider and Miller control the play when the're on the ice, despite those pesky stats that show they don't.]

The human mind is great at finding patterns where none exist. Did you know the Rangers are undefeated on Wednesday this season?
It's undeniable that the team performed better when BB was scratched. Obviously, there are plenty of variables. But the fact that the team was on a streak (against a tougher schedule) and then for no real reason Torts re-inserted the big black hole, one has to ask why mess with a good thing.

btw, stat boy, why do scouts ever bother to go and see players? They should just study their Corsi, right? Your arguments are a joke. The kind that makes nobody laugh. What's that sound? It's your screen refreshing with the latest Corsi. Hurry up and take today's hockey lesson. Since there's no need to actually watch the players play.

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