Advanced Statistics vs Team Standings
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03-24-2013, 05:57 AM
Join Date: Jul 2011
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The eye test and the stats should both be taken in with context. In the simple measure of the eye test, this years Rangers team is vastly inferior to last year's team, despite their high ranking in fenclose.
The problem is that humans freakin' suck at the "eye-test." Not only are we inherently biased, but we're extraordinarily responsive to suggestion, have selective memories, and are extremely outcome-dependent.
I'd argue that the principal differences between this year's Rangers and last year's is that Lundqvist has regressed to his mean and the Rangers aren't getting the bounces at the offensive end.
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