Importance of Quality of Competition/Teammates

Whenever I get into a statistical debate over which player might be better than another the inevitable argument that comes up is “yeah, but player A plays against tougher competition and gets tougher assignments” which is a valid argument to make. ┬áBut how valid? ┬áThe other day I looked at a simple, straight forward method for accounting for zone start differences (which can be significant) and today I thought I’d…

January 25, 2012
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