Player Weights: Oilers vs. the Division
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07-10-2013, 09:21 PM
Join Date: Apr 2005
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The Oilers Heaviest player now is Joensuu at 209 lbs. I listed how many players each team has that are heavier than him, and how many players each team has that are heavier than the NHL average weight of 203.5 lbs.
This immediately sets up an arbitrary weight sample that at the outset skew your stats before you start. Which is a sort of fact finding confirmation bias. Much different numbers are revealed if we look at say 200lbs. Results also change if we correct for age and with veteran NHL players as a rule weighing more than when they broke into the league.
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