Originally Posted by InnocentBystander
just becasue one guy gets more votes in a poll doesn't mean the grouping isn't tight. this group is extremely close.
By principle, if a grouping is tight the votes will be fairly evenly distributed. I'm not arguing with you that's it's not a tight grouping, but the voting shows that people perceive it differently.
It also supports the reoccuring mentality of many fantasy hockey people of potential > proven. Byfuglien has hit 53 twice and was on pace for 66 last year. Doughty has hit 59 and had amazing playoff stats. Pietrangelo is a stud and still has room to grow, but his career high is still 51 points. Logic dictates that if someone/something has already proven they can achieve something, that they're more likely to be able to achieve it again than someone/something that hasn't. Yet this thinking completely goes out the window at times it seems.