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04-16-2013, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by ProfessorMcFatty View Post
Stats are fun to look at, but they can be misleading.

For example, if I said 80% of car accidents involve a car that is speeding, you might think that speeding causes the accident. But maybe 90% of people just happen to drive above the speed limit.

Anyway,

TOI doesn't factor in:
  • Power Play
  • Penalty Kill
  • Fatigue (from more/less minutes)
  • Injuries (from more/less minutes)
  • Empty net goals
  • etc.

There are lies, damn lies, and statistics.
Say 73% of people prefer coke over pepsi or can't tell the difference 3 out of 5 times...

Could mean 1% prefer coke, 72% can't tell the difference 3 out of 5 times and the rest of the time they prefer pepsi, and the remaining 27% always prefer pepsi...

In which case pepsi would be the preferred choice 558 times out of 1000 and Coke only 10

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