|PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 20: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Evgeni Malkin #71 talk before a face-off against the Winnipeg Jets during the game at Consol Energy Center on March 20, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)|
"The methodology, you’ll be keen to know, is the same as the first study and based on baseball’s batting averages and slugging percentages.
One point, or a hit, is awarded to a team for drafting a player who makes the NHL for some duration. This could be Boris Valabik. It could be Sidney Crosby. They both count as a hit. Overall batting average is then calculated.
Slugging percentage is a tad more subjective, but more revealing.
Here players are graded on a four-point system: Four going to a superstar (Evgeni Malkin); three to an impact player (David Backes); two to an NHLer (Justin Abdelkader); and one point to a guy who makes the show without establishing himself as an NHLer (remember Jason King?).
Total points are then added up and the team’s slugging percentage is computed."
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