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By the Math of Hossa!

The Sporting News has posted a story that claims Hossa and his agent used an advanced statistical model to predict which teams were elite (likely to earn 100+ points in a season).

 

"When Marian hired us, one of his objectives consistently was to look for an elite organization to play for," [Agent Rich] Winter said. "We do a statistical analysis of performance to determine (elite teams)."   Hossa and Winter weren't about to leave this huge decision to chance -- or feel. They, again, hand-picked Hossa's next team based on an intense study.   Winter defines elite as a 100-point team, so he added Hossa's expected statistical performance to the projected performance of each team's current roster to find which teams would be contenders with him.   "You can, using statistical models, determine with a high degree of probability, the 100-point teams," Winter said.

The Sporting News article is well worth the read, although I do  wonder how much, if anything, can be mined from the limited details of Winter's so-called predictive model...

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