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08-07-2013, 11:07 PM
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Originally Posted by habsfanatics View Post
It seems most of hard time understanding probability, what is meant by these articles is that if the play continues the way it has for the past 48 games then results will most likely be this. There's always a possibility that leafs, flames, oilers, sabres improve their possession games, but if they don't, this is the closest educated guess you can make.

If everything stays the same, or even close to the same as far as possession, he'll be close to bang on IMO.

If the newly acquired players do nothing to improve the teams underlying metrics, ie increase possession, then they'll have little or nothing to do with the prediction.
Well, the Leafs just got David Clarkson, one of the best players in the league at getting weak shots on goal, so that should improve their Corsi/Fenwick metrics quite a bit.

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