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08-27-2013, 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Doakes View Post
I am new to advanced NHL stats and a bit overwhelmed.

Can of you recommend the best websites that give a comprehensive overview and the top oh three or five stats?
I saw the first thread but it was overwhelming.
Advanced stats should never be a replacement for watching the game, for instance can someone prove puck possession is a positive as to knowing how to play without the puck is? Is there a stat out there that measures a player's intelligence on how to intercept passes, playing positionally, all attributes to playing without the puck.

Analytics has a place in the game, a small part, but they should be taken with a grain of salt.

There are some bloggers that have taken them to a whole new extreme, one's that love to use catchy circles and graphs.

Makes me ill when I see them, hockey is not about reading boxscores or how many shots you shoot at the net and even missing it to accumulate a high corsi stat.

People should remember this. Crosby once finished 10th or thereabouts on Pittsburg in Rel Corsi, nothing replaces watching a player play.

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