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03-19-2013, 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted by SadStumpy View Post
Personally, i think that advanced statistics are mostly garbage, but "Sabremetrics" has been used to some success in baseball... which I think is an entirely different animal. Baseball isn't a team sport. It's a pitcher, a catcher, a guy with a bat and a number of dudes waiting to catch a ball if said bat-man hits the pitchers' throw while the bat-mans' team mates wait at bases to run or not run depending on his success.

Baseball blows.
You make a good point. Hockey is definitely a different beast. Sabremetrics are fine when judging individual talent. But when people start to use them to predict success for a team as a whole, I just can't get on board with that. But I'm still old school in that I still believe in clutch and character and team unity being factors.

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