What “Common Wisdom” Do You Doubt or Disagree With?

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  1. aufheben

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    Players are only valuable if their team makes the playoffs.
     
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    I should be a fan of the team that gets the most media coverage.
     
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    That teams have to build through high picks.
     
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    The idea that Orr would till be the best defenceman in the world if teleported from 1970 to 2020.
     
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    Never understood how people dismiss PP goals and points when comparing players as if scoring on the PP is less important/impressive.
     
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    Owners will never let this happen. You reduce the season by 30+ percent and the tickets are going up by 30+ percent.
    Either that or the players are going to take a pay cut. Why pay these guys 10-12 mill a year if they aren't playing as many games?
    It's possible they could reduce the season by a small number of games (bring it down to 70) but I still think the owners will want some kind of compensation for lost revenue.
     
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    I think playing on your off wing comes with more advantages than disadvantages. Better angle on shots and you can pass forehand or backhand, I always felt I had way more options as a righty playing left wing. I can take it wide or cut back to the middle, put it in/through the defenders skates.. idk, I just always wanted to be dangerous and with options when skating down on a break, and I feel like having the puck on your forehand more towards the center does that for a player. I honestly don’t really get the argument towards the standard mindset, so if anyone could illuminate exactly why playing the side of your handedness is more common I’d love to know.
     
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    I find the same, I’m righty that plays left wing and find it way more comfortable and feel it’s easier to have open shot options. But if I play defence it’s a no, you get burned a little to easy if someone is coming along your opposite side
     
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    The idea that you need to always pair puck-handling D with stay-at-home D. People love the simplicity and symmetry of this setup, but on average I don't think it's more effective than any other combination. If anything, that clear-cut separation of roles allows the other team to put more pressure on the puck-handling D and force mistakes more easily. Same could be said of the idea to always pair a pass-first player with a shoot-first player. People always seem so sure that these combinations always work; they don't. I figure things like chemistry, communication, decision-making and coaching affect the effectiveness of a pair/trio way more than whatever combination of stereotypes makes the most sense to fans.
     
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  10. Holden Caulfield

    Holden Caulfield Eternal Skeptic

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    It's for the defensive zone. It's far easier to receive and make the breakout pass on your forehand. In the most common systems the weak side winger also cuts across and therefore makes the offensive entry on their off hand anyways. Neutral zone and offensive zone roles are position less for forwards anyways. Only at low levels are players restricted. In fact in truly elite systems the forwards positions should really only exist for lining up on face offs, however most players and teams still rely on positions for defensive zone. That's why coaches generally like wingers on their proper hand. For example this difference in facilitating the break out is very noticable with Laine as a right shot on RW is ok at it to LW where it almost never gets out on his side of the ice.
     
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    A player can’t possibly be bad as long as they score a certain number of points.

    I don’t care if you break Gretzky’s records, if you give more up on the other side, you are not a good player.
     
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    Offensive-defensemen can't play defense.

    Championship teams have recipes.
     
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    would like if I could, thanks! Only played lower level so that explains it :laugh:
     
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    Shooting percentage is an indication for a player going to score more or less in the future.
     
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    goalie is a high impact position in today's NHL
     
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    That McDavid will be as good in the playoffs as he is in the regular season.
     
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    Aladyyn counting stats are the devil

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    There is a very clear recipe for winning a championship:

    Step 1: Be very good
    Step 2: Get very lucky
     
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    1 size fits all Prospect Development aka "No such thing as letting a prospect be 'too ready'"
     
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    This!!
    I generally get really skeptical when I read or hear the phrase ‘common wisdom’ nowadays.
     
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    Tavares the Noble I was in the pool!!

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    The truth is; Great offense,great defense, great goalie. Choose 2 and you get a championship.
     
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    That booing an opposing player bothers them.
     
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    That the Stanley Cup is a good indicator of being a better team.
     
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    That season, if anything, was more packed in and sloppy.
     
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    Defense and possession seem to be main reasons.
     
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    “The kind of player you win with”
     

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