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10-27-2006, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by hendextall View Post
Oh good, so you did end up looking at some stats. Now how about instead of just using your eye, you throw those stats into a spreadsheet and lets look at the real stats.

Montreal is averaging 6.555555556 penalties per game.
The League as a whole is averaging 5.895339105 penalties per game.
So yes, we are a little above average in the penalty department.

But if we take a look at the standard deviation (0.895241261)
of the penalties we find that 5.895339105 0.895241261 throws Montreal well within the standard deviation of penalties taken by teams in the league.

That suggests to me that Montreal is normal compared to the rest of the league, and suggests that the rest of the teams are getting the same inconsistent calls as Montreal may be. Or they may be consistent calls I can only tell by the games i have watched. I usually watch at least 1 game a night and from what I've seen the reffing has been quite inconsistent.
Standard deviation doesnt take into account dumb vs smart penalties.

IMO, we take way too many dumb penalties (i.e. new NHL infractions).

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