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10-13-2010, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by MrHockey1982 View Post
Very good point and I like what you've done here. What i gather from this is that since Ovechkin is much better he has the opportunity to put more shots on net. Maybe Carter just needs to work on his other skills of getting open to take more shots than just shooting accuracy. BUT .5% better shooting is still a pretty sizeable difference if you ask me. That could mean another 5 goals or so for Carter if he got more accurate.

All in all, one stat that is not debatable is this. No shot that has ever missed the net has ever gone in and no shot that has ever been scored has ever missed the net (aside from LeClair vs. Hasek HAHAHAHA!!) So Carter needs to be more accurate with his shots that are actually on net.
0.5% is not a sizeable difference... especially given the perception that Ovechkin is one of, if not the best player in the NHL right now. The primary difference between Ovechkin and Carter (as shooters) is that Ovechkin is much better at getting into a position to fire on net. Once in that position, however, there is very little difference between the two.

If Carter converted at 8.9% as opposed to 8.4%, it would be 6.365 goals over three seasons.

Frankly, Carter could probably get there by simple developing a real one-timer, which he doesn't really have... and has nothing to do with his accuracy on net.

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