Mar 28, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Joe Corvo (77) and forward Jeff Skinner (53) and forward Eric Staal (12) celebrate a goal by forward Alexander Semin (not pictured) during the second period against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

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My Opinion: While this doesn’t deal directly with the Canes, the use of statistics has been a growing debate among hockey journalists.I, for one, am not a huge fan of the advanced statistics. There are times when they are useful and I understand why they are used, but they can also be misleading.

One example is Bobby Sanguinetti. Looking at his advanced statistics from last season, it looked like he had a good season, but watching the Hurricanes’ games, fans would know he had an extremely rough season. So, while the statistics can be helpful, I believe that watching the games and taking notice of players is a better way to tell how much of an impact a player makes.

If you’re interested in why the advanced statistics can be used for good, I definitely recommend reading Corey’s blog.
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