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05-11-2010, 03:55 PM
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I understand that and said that, however it isnt meaningless as the better goalies will rarely give up the bad (at leats on a consistent basis) while avg ones will on a more frequent basis.
Right, but that's the point... average-to-bad are just going to give up more goals as a matter of how things go.
Folks, look at this:
Sorted by SA/G you have, roughly speaking, the view of how well teams limited chances against. Without getting into a deeper analysis of SOG v. "quality chances" or anything else, what should leap out from comparing SA/G and SVPCT is that there is almost
between the two. The best in the league is Chicago, and they had a .901. The worst in the league was Florida, and they had a .916 (Florida has a significantly better goalie). Boston and Toronto allowed the same number of shots, and had a .892 to .922 difference.
Any argument that goalie's play is closely tied to that of the teams runs into serious problems.
Toskala and Gustavsson posted an .874 an .902.... JSG posted a .916.
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