Interesting Info: Part XIII (All Jackets-related "tidbits" in here)
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06-12-2013, 10:26 PM
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Spokane, WA.
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I'm curious to hear why you call his viewpoint tasteful. It seems every sentence he writes is based on a statistic (questionable stats, I think) which is why I'm curious a scout would put so much stock in him. If Cullen's approach is what he says it is, and possession metrics outpredict all else, then that marginalizes scouts.
Here he is on Prout:
"A sixth-round pick in 2010, Dalton Prout had a standout plus-15 rating in only 28 games as a rookie, but that number was misleading in terms of how effective he actually was. Prout was bailed out by an extraordinarily high (.974) on-ice save percentage, which made up for his negative shot differentials. Nonetheless, he has good size and earned more responsibility as the season went along."
Did we see this or are these stats useless? I remember Prout being rock-solid in terms of defence. He was great at shutdown, and he moved the puck forward ably if not gracefully. Should I question this because of on-ice save percentage? It seems on-ice save percentage should be a stat that is attributable to the goalie and all five skaters, who try to keep pucks to the outside where shots are less dangerous. Why is this counting against Prout?
Yes, how dare anyone make statistical analysis - and how dare anyone appreciate this sort of thing.
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