Erik Gustafsson assigned to the Phantoms, Feb. 17
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02-19-2012, 04:41 PM
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I like the guy, but the sample size is pretty minuscule and most of that can probably be attributed to luck. The Flyers have a terrific SH% and SV% when Gus is on the ice, indicating that his +/- numbers are inflated by puck luck (unless you actually believe that Gus is really so good in subtle, magical ways that he tilts both ends of the ice).
Luck or because of how he plays? His QOC is smaller, so that would be a reason why his offensive game is good. I hate when luck is used as an actual statistic.
An example is when a goalie doesnt make a save. Was he unlucky or was he just outskilled by the other player? My engineering/scientific side says outskilled by factual contents.
But since we are talking about luck, is Carle's bad corsi/sv% due to being unlucky or because his skill defensively isnt too good? See where Im getting at? I think in this case, his high sv% and sh% is due to his skill (and in cases who he faces and plays with) instead of "magic" or luck.
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