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New Stats on Zone Finish

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I put zone starts on the site at the beginning of the season, but due to server space limitations, I never posted zone finishes.  Here's the link:

You can see from this chart that hockey swings very hard towards its equilibrium - no player ever finishes in the defensive or offensive zone to the extremes that players are started in those zones by their coaches:


Bill James once noted a similar effect in baseball - no pitcher gives up home runs as often as Albert Pujols hits them, or as rarely as Willie Bloomquist hits them.