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03-12-2012, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Dfence033 View Post
Not true at all. Context is incredibly important. Let's say Halak gets an 11 save shut-out in a 1-0 shoot-out loss. His line:

1 OTL, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 SV%, 1 Shutout

Now, let's say Rinne wins a game 5-4 in a shootout, while the Red Wings pour on 67 shots. His line:

1 Win, 3.70 GAA, 0.940 SV%, 0 shutouts

Which goalie played better? Wins, just as every other stat, is a matter of context, and can't be disregarded, even for goalies. The complete and utter dismissal of them on these boards is sometimes borderline stupid.

And it's been like this all year:

Shots against/start:
Rinne: 28
Lundqvist: 27
Quick: 25
Halak: 23
Is there a way to measure shot quality yet? Because shots mean relatively very little if teams (Boston is guilty of this) keep bombing away from point with the goalie being able to see it all the way. That vs. a 2 on 1 where the goalie is stretched out presents a much less difficult save to make.

If wins mattered so much, Fleury would be a Vezina candidate every year.

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