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06-27-2013, 11:40 AM
Layne Staley
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Originally Posted by Jame View Post
are you purposely ignoring the contextual stats?
No but since people assume that since Kesler didn't produce at a young age that Couturier will. I didn't know people can predict the career path of a player who has scored 42 points combined in his first 123 games. Other players have came in at 18, put up seasons a lot better then Couturier and then never improve and reached their ceiling early. Scoring 4 goals in 46 games shows nothing except at the current moment he is a 3rd line center at best.

Considering the Sabres likely were one of if not the first team to use advanced stats, why have they failed to build a good team? I thought advanced stats are the holy grail and the end all to be all. Fact is, this isn't baseball and advanced stats aren't as informative as sabremetrics are. Hockey is a fluid game, not like Baseball. Advanced stats don't tell the whole story and are really being overstated around here. Especially when people like to discount things like goals and points and care more about offensive zone starts or Shots against/60. Does advanced stats differentiate shots that are prime scoring chances against ones that are from the outside and are harmless?

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