In a recent
article for the Boston Globe -- http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2013/08/17/stats-studies-illuminate-nhl-signings/1uJPpt3Ig5tWItkfIGWSrI/story.html
-- Fluto Shinzawa pointed out that some in the analytics community, including
Micn to a 3-yearhael Shuckers the co-founder of Stastical Sports Consulting, feel that the Penguins signing of Rob Scuderi this offseaso $13.5million
contract was anything but informed. Shuckers points to Rob Scuderi’s 2012-13
Corsi rating (1.42 compared with Drew Doughty’s 14.84) as an indicator that
$3.75 million is probably a bit too much, hinting at the fact that the Penguins
will regret the deal by the end of Scuderi’s contract when the defenseman will
be 38 years old.
hold a different point of view on the matter. Scuderi has been a top-4 fixture
for the Penguins and Kings, and was an integral part of a Stanley Cup run with
each team (2009, 2012), shutting down opponents and allowing defensemen li...