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04-21-2013, 09:05 PM
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Originally Posted by goooal View Post

Its always been like this. Its not even so much that it's not trusted. It's just that teams, because they have different purposes than the league, count shots, takeaway, etc differently. Teams arent interested in what is technically a takeaway, etc theyre interested in counting plays that clearly impact play negatively or positively and with the way the NHL counts those stats (not to mention rink to rink variation) the teams can naturally tally totals that aid them more in determining what they need to do than NHL totals would.
Bingo. The NHL is interested in creating a standardized metric based on fairly tight criteria, the teams are interested in using systems that help them evaluate the contributions of their own players. It's not a matter of trust, it's just that teams are going to change the definitions to something that suits their ends better, and count up stats with their revised definitions.

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