Save percentages, 1967-68 to 1978-79
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12-22-2011, 01:14 PM
Join Date: Mar 2002
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I don't know that I'd say that you need any more salt to go with the unofficial stats than with the official ones.
I wanted to extend Roy's home/road split data back to the beginning, Hockey-reference only goes back to 87-88, so I went through the game logs for 85-86 and 86-87.
I noticed right away that minutes and shots from the logs didn't match his season totals at
, and I did find some errors/typos that make the shots match using
. There is some data missing in games with multiple goalies playing, but I didn't find any logs where the minutes didn't match.
I then found
which matches the minutes I got from the game logs, and doesn't match the career shot totals either at Dr No's site or
Minutes don't match in 85-86, 86-87 or 87-88, and shots don't in 88-89, or 89-90, with 2 more missing from his career total (possibly they left out his 84-85 shots).
The NHL stats are not that reliable. Case in point:
John Jr. Hanna
officially played 198 games, but the NHL gave him the pension payout for playing 200 games. Even the NHL doesn't go by the official stats.
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