What if statistics chose the All-Star lines?

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No, not roster. Lines. This won’t be a discussion of hits and misses for the rosters.

While usually Hockey-Graphs tends to stay in the more serious and analytical side of sports statistical writing, I thought “why not have a little fun” since that’s what the All-Star break is supposedly about.

How would one shape the line ups for tonight if the best (minus some missed calls and injured) in the business were designed by statistical analysis (with a pinch of old-school eye-test)? Continue reading