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04-16-2013, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by ekespou View Post
The whole point of advanced hockey stats is that often coaches and front offices aren't doing the optimal thing. If you're going to assume that coaches always do the right thing then there's basically no reason for this forum even to exist.
It also assumes that any increase in minutes would be "offensive" minutes. Those extra minutes may be on the PK, or defending against an extra attacker at the end of the game, or defensive zone starts.

Points per minute played is a stat that penalizes players that play the PK.

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