New school vs. old school. #Fancystats vs. the eyeball test. Neil Greenberg vs. Tarik El-Bashir.
Ever wondered what hockey scribes do between the end of the regular season and the playoffs? We argue over which players deserve to win the NHL’s major awards.
This week, Neil and I picked our winners based on the criteria we’re most comfortable using. In other words, Neil, a noted advanced statistics geek ( not nerd, he says), used his calculator. As an ink-stained beat writer, I relied on, you know, actually watching the games.
Here’s what we came up with:
(Stats through Thursday’s games.)
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