"... Perhaps "knocked out" is too strong a term. It's more like they were narrowly passed or displaced by the slimmest of margins. But the play of the New York Rangers of late has earned them top billing in this week's power rankings."
"Trust me I'm an expert, I watched 13 rangers games on NHL center Ice this year through streaming." -Starburst
"I don't even understand what the point of all this arguing is. Are you guys hoping that the other side is going to have an epiphany and go 'Oh, OH! You're right, we ARE going to lose this series!'" -Crease
Bogus stats? Ehh, I wouldn't go that far. It does measure things that we would be better to improve on, BUT so far the actual results have flown in the face of these hockey sabr-stats because it seems they don't account for our elite goaltending and great defense.
We're a below average possession team with a subpar powerplay, but we have a good penalty kill and still manage to average about 3 goals a game.
It's also stupid to use SABR to determine how good a TEAM is- baseball Sabremetrics don't really do that at all. Even with WAR, it's a measure of how good an individual has been.
Sabre works well with baseball but is bunk when it comes to hockey.
edit- also I just realized i've used like 4 different spellings and terms for Sabremetrics.
Isn't this just some kid making stuff up on his blog to generate scam ridden internet ad revenue? My advice would be for him to invest his time on building a porn site. More money and less chance of getting called out for knowing jack o ****.