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10-03-2013, 04:45 PM
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The statistical evidence for Zuccarello being "better 5v5" than Callahan is pretty flimsy. You pretty much have to throw any of last year's numbers out, because Callahan was not playing at all like himself. We all saw that there was something different. He hurt his shoulder pretty early on and even he himself said it affected the types of choices he was making. That leaves the 10 games in 11-12 and the 42 games in 10-11. In those two seasons, Callahan played 136 games to Zuccarello's 52. We have more than 2.5 times the entries for Cally than we do for Zuccarello. As far as I'm concerned, it's beyond impossible to make a judgment using statistical analysis with that kind of discrepancy.

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