Just wanted to start a thread on this because, even though a good amount of teams seem to have been using this for a while, it's really taken off in the last year or so and become huge in the NHL community. What is everyone's opinion on this stuff? I'm learning more about it every day, and I don't know if I'm just stubborn or what, but I'm having trouble really accepting it and taking it too seriously, at least as far as judging players based only on advanced stats. Certain things, I do like and think are helpful, such as zone starts and zone finish, as you see how a player is sheltered and what players are moving the play forward, but a lot of the other stuff must be going over my head. Just like other things, it seems like there are going to be flaws. Yes, a lot of shots against usually aren't a good thing, but are they giving up a lot of shots because they're leading most games and sitting back, and do they even take into account the quality of these shots? When I'm at the games or watching on TV, I tend to notice myself who is being given the tougher matchups and whether they're doing well in the position the coach has put them in, so maybe that's why I tend to ignore these advanced stats. I'm a pretty astute observer when I watch the games, so I don't need some stats to tell me whose playing well and who isn't. Am I in the minority or is this stuff just going to keep getting bigger and I better get on the train?