The Maple Leafs' Collapse Is a Victory for Rationality

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The Maple Leafs' Collapse Is a Victory for Rationality
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Statistics, like any science, are functionally useless unless they can be tested. The 2013-14 Toronto Maple Leafs season may have been the single best test case so far for the first wave of hockey's advanced metrics—and it resulted in a rousing defeat for both the Leafs and those pundits stubbornly unwilling to look beyond the box scores.

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