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12-31-2008, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Pinkfloyd View Post
lol the misguided myth of save percentage being the indicator of better goaltending. Tim Thomas finished 4th last year with .921 save percentage and yet it was Evgeni Nabokov who finished runner-up in the Vezina voting. I wonder why that is...
the myth here would be that vezina-trophy voting means anything.

it doesn't.

save percentage is far and away the best goaltending indicator. nothing else comes close.

Vezina voting is pretty much entirely based on Wins and GAA - both team stats that goalies have little control over. They have no control over how good the team is in front of them, and they have no control over how many shots the team in front of them gives up.

the only thing they have control over is how many saves they make.

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