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08-28-2013, 12:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Stephen View Post
Advanced stats are ********. What they should really do is just put some transponders on the players like they do in soccer to actually track puck possession and the location of their possession and not try to find mathematical ways to approximate what can be quantified. What is the point in trying to quantifying something by measuring something else, then trying to infer the meaning out of a mountain of garbage?
Perhaps because "advanced stats" (assume your referring to Corsi in this case, which isn't all that advanced, it's just +/- of shots for vs. shots against) have already been proven to be an accurate proxy for puck possession? Why would anyone spend money on the system you describe when it's essentially redundant.

BTW, the San Jose Sharks, Phoenix Coyotes, Vancouver Canucks and I'm sure a number of other NHL teams found that "mountain of garbage" meaningful enough to track. Guess they're ******** as well.


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