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01-07-2012, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by 4evaBlue View Post
Really?

From NHL.com: SoG / shot attempts (SoG + miss) = accuracy

Liles - 68 / 91 = 74.7%
Phaneuf - 115 / 159 = 72.3%
Schenn - 47 / 66 = 71.2%
Gunnarsson - 50 / 73 = 68.5%
Komisarek - 12 / 20 = 60.0%
Aulie - 9 / 15 = 60.0%
Franson - 25 / 42 = 59.5%
Gardiner - 34 / 60 = 56.7%

Seems like the "high and wide" Phaneuf is more accurate than Gunnar is, it's just that he shoots so much more that his misses become more noticable.
Edit: You're right, but we're talking about a 4% difference of accuracy, which in itself is negligible. Phaneuf also has nearly double the shots than Gunnar has, which makes this not an entirely reliable comparison. Regardless, Phaneuf is more 'accurate' for now, but we'll never know until Gunnar's shot count matches Phaneuf's. Let's look at previous years on the Leafs:

2010-2011
Gunnar: Mss=26, S=69, Acc=73%
Phaneuf: Mss=94, S=190, Acc=67%

2009-2010
Gunnar: Mss=19, S=45, Acc=64.7%
Phaneuf: Mss=123, S=225, Acc=59%

Again, we have about a 5-6% difference with Gunnar on top. The question is whether or not Gunnar could prove to be just as accurate or more accurate than Phaneuf should he match Phaneuf's shot count. I believe he could. Maybe I was a little exaggerative when I said 'much more' accurate, but I still stand by my point that Gunnar is generally more accurate.

No doubt that I would take Phaneuf's shot over Gunnar's for the current makeup of the team.


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