Re: When Players Were Afraid of Goons
posted at 12/2/2012 5:39 AM EST
In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:
In response to Crowls2424's comment:
Stats are an input to the overall analysis, but subjectivity probably carries the day.
That said, stats are worth noting in an effort to shape point-of-view, no? Not too different from these statements made in this thread...
"Some guys had much lower goal totals, but if a player was able to ring up 398 PIM in one season, he's a goon in my book."
"The problem here is that people are trying to use stats as the single measuring stick. There is much more to it. Stats give an easy generalization for many things, even this, but a closer look at individuals reveals a lot in my eyes."
That's exactly right, Crowls. I'm well aware that Probert got those PIM for mainly fighting, and I watched Probert play for many years, so I'm able to make that determination in my mind. But, you know, welcome to the "Try to Catch NAS Crew". It's a boring and empty club, basically spent pouring over my posts and misrepresenting the ideas in them on order to prove me wrong.
Nope, no conspiracy here. Just tried to make the point that many of us use stats (data) in an effort to support our positions.
I haven't been around the board for awhile, so I am not fully up to speed on the "Try to Catch NAS Crew". A little suprised to hear that you haven't been making friends though (dripping with sarcasm)? That said, I am also guessing you'll be ok though, as you give as good as you get.