Originally Posted by Pengwin7
In any given week, the Perry/Lucic/Backes trio should win G/PIM/SOG against most competition (not just the soft-trio, but most)... those are fairly consistent categories.
In any given week, the Sedin/Sedin/Thornton trio should win A/PPP against most competition (not just the gritty-trio, but most).
But what category did I leave out... oh, +/-.
Over the course of a season, the best players will have great +/-, but week-to-week can vary with competition.
I can't argue with the +/- category as it is one of the most random stats in fantasy hockey, but I could argue the same thing with goals as well...
Between Side A and Side B there was a difference of 25 goals, so let's say over the course of a full fantasy season, that would be about 25 weeks, if you average it out 25 goals over 25 weeks, it might work out to be an extra goal a week advantage for "across the board" over "softies"... So I wouldn't trust that "every given weak they would win the G category", I'd give you PIM and SOG (since they have such a massive lead), but not G... With that said you could counter argue that it's the same thing with PPP...
So I guess it comes down to personal preference... For me I'd still argue that there isn't a real statistical advantage in making an emphasis in owning "across the board" guys over "softies" in standard leagues (or if there is on it's only negligible)... Not enough to buy into it and believe that it's an "surefire" winning strategy.