too good to be true
- I just read a transcript of Bettman's state of the game address, and he
revealed that we won't be seeing those extra stats after all...
<<In other issues, Bettman revealed the NHL has no plans to return
statistics like hits and blocked shots to official box scores. An
independent arbitrator last month sided with the NHLPA and ordered the
league to restore the statistics.
While the NHL will furnish them to the union, the statistics will not be
made available to the public.
"We have no confidence in those statistics," Bettman said. "That's why we
stopped using them to begin with. We don't believe they accurately reflect
From: Brad Utterstrom <butters@...> [mailto:butters@...]
Sent: January 31, 2003 4:48 AM
Subject: [hockeydisk] Re: good thing
I actually have an idea that would spread out the bias for hitting
and, overall, all teams would be rated more or less the same.
Here's my idea: Each team has a statistician that will work all
games. This means he'd have to travel with the team. Each team's
statistician for hitting is only responsible for calculating the hits
for the OTHER team.
This way, since you've got a guy who will give out way too many hits
and a guy who'll be way too stingy, rather than them doing the stats
for so many games for one team (which really screws up the statistic)
his personal bias will be more or less spread throughout the league
evenly. End result is that all players should get a fair shake. It's
not a perfect plan, but it's a heck of a lot better than what they're
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