my name is justin azevedo. you may know me as that dickhead editor from matchsticks and gasoline, sbn's calgary flames site. in an effort to try to reconcile the image of your fanbase that I have in my head to where the fanbase stands in reality, I am putting this thread up and I would appreciate it if you would answer a couple of questions for me.
first, what is the current feeling of the community when it comes to advanced statistics? second, are there people here who seek to belittle the importance of advanced statistics in evaluating players simply because they don't understand the methodology behind them or the purpose of them? third, are there ways the advanced statistical community can improve the relationship between those who value advanced stats and those who don't?
questions for me about my stance on any of these things, who I am personally or whatever else may come to mind are encouraged.
I seek to keep this peaceful as for the most part we over at m&g are free of malicious trolls and I feel as though it would be unacceptable for me to bring that attitude to another site. I am using this account in case I say something stupid, as having my main account banned would be a pain in the ass.
I look forward to the open dialogue we are about to participate in.