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leafaholix* 12-23-2004 06:09 PM

What's more important, GAA or Save%?
 
Which statistic is more important?

GAA = The average numbers of goals allowed in a game.
Save% = The percentage of shots a goaltender saves.

x-bob 12-23-2004 06:10 PM

I find that save % is more of a personal stat like goals or assits.
GAA is more like +/-...It isn't as representif

Chaos 12-23-2004 06:11 PM

I knew this one was coming ;). I go with GAA, as the job of a goalie is to not give up goals. Some will disagree, but thats just too bad :D .

CH Wizard 12-23-2004 06:52 PM

Gaa.

kmad 12-23-2004 06:56 PM

Neither statistic accurately represents a goalie's skills, only the system they play in. A goalie with a low save percentage and a low goals against average will be in a defensive system that limits scoring chances. A goalie with a high save percentage and a high goals against average indicates a very poor defensive team like Florida.

Goalie stats are more indicative of the effctiveness of the team's defensive system rather than the skills of the goaltender. Roman Cechmanek is the shining example of this.

theCRAZYman 12-23-2004 07:32 PM

Gaa.

Spooky371* 12-23-2004 07:33 PM

Definitly %.

Luigi Lemieux 12-23-2004 09:32 PM

easily sv%. the stat that points towards hasek being the best goalie of our generation is save %.

Zetterberg4Captain* 12-23-2004 09:39 PM

Save Percentage

Lessy 12-23-2004 10:29 PM

Save Percentage, I think GAA along with +/- are very overrated stats as a goalie could have a great GAA due to playing with a great defense.

tripledekehockey 12-23-2004 10:37 PM

save %

DisgruntledHawkFan 12-23-2004 11:31 PM

I think you should take the percentage of scoring chances and goals scored during those chances to be the best represenative of a goalies skill.

benji 12-23-2004 11:54 PM

I look at Save Percentage.

BuppY 12-24-2004 12:03 AM

Save%

Rand 12-24-2004 12:35 AM

Sv % I suppose, but either taken in isolation doesn't necessarily mean much as a determinator of a goaltenders performance.

Coach Bruce 12-24-2004 02:25 AM

Save %

stv11 12-24-2004 03:29 AM

None, both are team stats

Jacob 12-24-2004 03:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kmad
Neither statistic accurately represents a goalie's skills, only the system they play in. A goalie with a low save percentage and a low goals against average will be in a defensive system that limits scoring chances. A goalie with a high save percentage and a high goals against average indicates a very poor defensive team like Florida.

Goalie stats are more indicative of the effctiveness of the team's defensive system rather than the skills of the goaltender. Roman Cechmanek is the shining example of this.

I agree with this.

Masterovic 12-24-2004 06:36 AM

save %

Make 12-24-2004 07:37 AM

save %

trentmccleary 12-24-2004 09:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kmad
Neither statistic accurately represents a goalie's skills, only the system they play in. A goalie with a low save percentage and a low goals against average will be in a defensive system that limits scoring chances. A goalie with a high save percentage and a high goals against average indicates a very poor defensive team like Florida.

Goalie stats are more indicative of the effctiveness of the team's defensive system rather than the skills of the goaltender. Roman Cechmanek is the shining example of this.

No he isn't. His career in Philly was characterized by low GAA and high SV%. In LA last season, he put up a high GAA and low SV%. None of his seasons look like the examples you gave.

DownFromNJ 12-24-2004 09:41 AM

Sv% can be artificially inflated through a goalie's style (See: Luongo). GAA can be articificially inflated through a great defense.

I'll take the stat that wins games. GAA.

Pavel 12-24-2004 10:12 AM

Save Pct

AG9NK35DT8* 12-24-2004 10:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leafaholix
Which statistic is more important?

GAA = The average numbers of goals allowed in a game.
Save% = The percentage of shots a goaltender saves.

Save Percentage , definitly.If your goalie can stop a higher pct of shots I would assume the less shots he would face then the less goals he would let up.If a goalie could have a save pct of let say 930 and have a GAA of lets say3.05 I would say team defesnse is the problem and once that would be corrected I guarantee that the GAA would go down with out a doubt.

AG9NK35DT8* 12-24-2004 10:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chaos
I knew this one was coming ;). I go with GAA, as the job of a goalie is to not give up goals. Some will disagree, but thats just too bad :D .

But how many shots is a goalie expected to stop game in and game out, they are not supermen.if a goalie is facing an avg of 40 shots give or take some games is going to let in goalsand will most likely have a GAA of 3 or more maybe less.Defense on the teams part should be accounted for thats IMO.


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