Originally written on The Pensblog  |  Last updated 1/29/13
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: Sidney Crosby is a good hockey player.  He has proven throughout his career that he will put points on the board regardless of who the opponent is. But why has Crosby scored more points against the Islanders than any other team?  Th...
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