Luck is something … that not enough people give audience to. Whether it’s winning the draft lottery, or a puck bouncing off a stick, going off a toe, going off a heel. Analysts, people that talk about hockey, can’t form a narrative around luck. There’s no story. There’s no discussion point when it’s just luck.
But don’t you find a lot of sports— especially the pro sports level— it’s all about luck? It’s about being healthy and being prepared and all those things that go into a game, but isn’t a lot of it luck? —
Jeff Marek on Wednesday’s MvsW podcast, absolutely nailing it.
(Wyshynski then followed up by saying that stat nerds tend to explain luck away, which is precisely the opposite of what possession and PDO tell us, but oh well.)
This has nothing to do with hockey but…
Eric Fehr - 2006 Hershey Bears
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It’s slighty out of date (hello Thrashers) but I’m bringing this back because people need to be reminded.
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