Advanced Statistics vs Team Standings
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04-04-2013, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by
Bobby Ryan Getzlaf
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.
Well, given that Anaheim was getting ~45% of the shots at even strength at the time, the inference that they were getting outplayed was certainly available - the posters that made the assertion can hardly be faulted.
That said, given that the Ducks were playing with the lead a lot, and were generally doing well on special teams in terms of shots for and against, and were perhaps doing alright in terms of aggregate scoring chances (I've yet to see the data), the fenwick data was likely selling them short.
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