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04-22-2013, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Avs71 View Post
Is puck possession not more of a team statistic? You're talking about possession numbers on two teams that are gearing up for long playoff runs vs the 29th place team.
Yes Kings numbers are inflated but what you look at are the relative quality of competition a player faces compared to the other players on their team (what their role is), and how they perform in that role vs their opponents and in comparison to the others on their team. It is a reach to compare players in a vacuum between two teams because LA for example is a ridiculously good possession team but it was more just food for thought when comparing players who are expected to play similar roles.

Its far from a perfect science but these players and how they perform are part of why we're a 29th place team.

Its also not just about possession numbers (it would take too long to post a thorough analysis) but everything taken in context. You can find all these numbers on behindthenet and there is a lot of material out there explaining how to interpret them.

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