The Friends with Numbers Podcast, Episode 3: "The Next Episode Will Be All About Jordan Eberle"

Dimitri Filipovic
January 31 2013 09:49AM


Boy, does it feel good to finally have hockey to talk about. We broached the topic of when the sample size becomes large enough to take seriously, and when we expect the wheels to come off for the Tampa Bay Lightning and Montreal Canadiens. Plus, we marvel at the individual cases of Patrick Marleau, Marc-Andre Bergeron, and Daniel Winnik.

We would love to hear from you, the listener, for suggestions on future topics of discussion. Rather than us just being in our own little world, we'd like to make this as interactive a show as possible. Feel free to tweet at either Dimitri or Cam .

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Episode 3

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#1 John Lofranco
February 01 2013, 10:10AM
Trash it!

Honest question:

You mention watching TOR/BUF and based on the 20min of EV time, you say "both teams are bad." I'm just curious how you can tell both are bad, if they are only being matched against each other? From a statistical point of view, either one would be way better than the other or they would be about even (or one could be a little better), but how do you tell if that means a team is bad or just worse than the team they are playing? And if they are evenly matched, how do you know they are not both good?

I'm not saying you are wrong. You are probably right. I'm just wondering how you can tell from the info you had.

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