If I'm remembering correctly, every single player mentioned and lauded in that Moneyball book for their On-Base Percentage skills flamed out. And the one player talked about that enjoyed on-field success was a guy Oakland never even managed to acquire -- Kevin Youkilis, the Greek God of Walks.
I think I read an article where it said Oakland has since moved on to other derived stats that they didn't want to divulge.
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I bet Brown had an amazing Corsi tonight after shooting it directly into the crowd... from about 10 feet away from the net.
Eventually the Kings will score if they hit the goalie's chest enough, because in order to shoot into the goalies chest, they have to have possession and get a shot off. Every time they shoot into the goalie's chest, the other team isn't scoring. But to me, tying success with a team's ability to shoot into a goalie's chest, or miss a wide open net, or get a shot blocked, is ****ing stupid.
But all of those things raise a team's Corsi. So to me, Corsi is ****ing stupid.
I don't see what's so hard to understand about that.
Case and point: If done correctly, Browns shot way-the-**** over the net should have improved their Corsi. There is a ridiculousness about that which seems to go over some people's heads... just like the puck did to Zatkoff.
All that being said, I think the Kings will pull their heads out of their asses after the Olympics.
What's so hard to understand?
The point is, as I see it, the higher the number, the more possession, the more shots, the more likelihood you'll get goals and the opponent will have less opportunity.
True, if you have a high number and you continually shoot wide or into the goalie, then that is a major problem and that is what the Kings are experiencing now.
You would think, over time, with so many opportunitues, things would start going your way. Not the case with the Kings lately.