Advanced Statistics vs Team Standings
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04-04-2013, 12:21 AM
Join Date: Jul 2003
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See post #4 of this thread. For some reason, a lot of people like to abuse advanced statistics and then talk down on people who disagree with them. If you use the available statistics correctly (by soberly assessing what they can and can't do), then they can really help you understand
aspects of the game.
But yes, I agree that people who find a single formula and use it as some kind of holy grail that explains everything don't really know what they are talking about.
It was especially hilarious/frustrating for people who never watched a second of a stretch of games tell Ducks fans their team was outplayed and outchanced, when that plain and simple didn't happen. It's one thing to say they're fortunate, but that was just outrageous.
IMO people saw how advanced stats took off in baseball and want that to happen in hockey badly, so they start being ignorant to the sport itself, which is kind of funny in a way.
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