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12-22-2011, 01:14 PM
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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 http://hockeygoalies.org/bio/roy.html, and I did find some errors/typos that make the shots match using http://hsp.flyershistory.com/. 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 http://www.nhl.com/ice/player.htm?id=8451033 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 http://www.hockey-reference.com/players/r/roypa01.html.

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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