Asking the Wrong Question?

Posted by Dave Nichols | Friday, May 06, 2011 | , , | 2 comments »

With all due respect to Japers Rink, here's my noon number:  .667.

That's the Washington Capitals winning percentage this season without Mike Green in the lineup this season.  With?  .526.

The Caps went 30-27 when Mike Green dressed for games (including playoffs) and 22-11 when he did not.

That's all.

2 comments

  1. TroyTurner // May 7, 2011 at 11:03 AM  

    Im not a huge Mike Green fan, but there are simply too many other factors in team sports, & especially in hockey to tie blame around the neck of one man. Did you run the numbers for all the other players? http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Correlation_does_not_imply_causation

    That's all.

  2. Anonymous // May 7, 2011 at 1:17 PM  

    It's so unfortunate that he's such a liability defensively. He openly wondered why he didn't get picked for the Canadian Olympics with his amazing stats...and it's because he simply can't take care of things in his own end.

    He played pretty well in the Rangers series, but reverted back to his old form (remember how he single-handedly lost Game 7 last year?) against the Lightning.

    It's a shame that hockey analysis is so simplified. No one ever bothers to write about a player specifically playing poorly.