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12-31-2008, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by likewall32 View Post

Congratulations, you've manipulated the numbers to show that the Sharks would do better with Nolan Schaefer in net rather than Evgeni Nabokov.

And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why statistics don't tell the entire story.
Way to completely miss the point. Of course Schaefer's teeny sample means absolutely nothing. But you totally ignore the 94 non-Nabokov games which is certainly enough of a sample to look at. The numbers pretty much show that even mediocore goalies are going to get wins when they play for a very good team, which is why wins (which is the stat Sharks fans love to use when talking about Nabokov) are meaningless when used to judge goalies.

You've actually refuted your own argument. Yes... even Nolan Schaefer can win with Thornton, Marleau, Michalek, et al playing in front of him, which is why any rational person looks at stats other than wins when judging goalies.

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