Found January 29, 2013 on
Statistics in sports are a huge deal. They give us information on key metrics when assessing a player's worth, value, production, etc. They basically serve as averages that help compare a certain player against the rest of the league or specifically another player.
But there is a stat category that gives us the red ass. It's a stat that journalists and broadcast crews go to when they need something to feed their audience, and it's meaningless.
And that stat is Player X's performance against Franchise Y throughout Player X's career. On Sunday, Dave LOLinari decided to take a look at the upcoming week of games for the Pens. In a display of sheer laziness, he decided to throw these meaningless stats out to appease his editors:
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