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03-19-2013, 03:14 AM
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Originally Posted by NugentHopkinsfan View Post
There is a big difference between a Crosby scoring chance and a Colton Orr scoring chance. They are not equal, so as long as there's just a defined ''scoring chance'' no matter the player the advanced stat, like all hockey advanced stats, will be badly flawed. There are so many variables in hockey, WAY more than baseball and you have to consider everything or its just misleading.
Well that's true of any of the traditional statistics as well. There are tap in goals and there are solo deke through 5 people snipe top corner goals, but they still count the same. Then there's an assist that generates a tap in vs an outlet pass to a guy who does all the work that both count the same. Even with the current sv% metric, there are Jeff Woywitka points shots and there are Crosby shots from the slot that both count the same.

Scoring chances are still susceptible to the same flaws. It actually exists as a response to your criticism with regard to shots and saves. The beauty of scoring chances is that, if we wanted to, we could consider the caliber of the shooter in borderline cases.

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