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03-12-2012, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Dfence033 View Post
I agree, 1000%. The practicality of that, though, is beyond achievable on any meaningful basis. What if it's from the same spot, but it's Steven Stamkos shooting vs. John Scott shooting? What if it's Chara vs. Malik? What if Ovechkin is shooting from in the slot vs. from his own end on a rolling puck? A player who's previous high in goals was 6 but has 45 on the year? There are too many "subjective" factors to even begin to try setting up a legitimate "quality of shot" stat, so it's understandable that there isn't one.
That too. Datsyuk on a breakaway doesn't equal Scott on a breakaway, but Datsyuk on a breakaway isn't always going to try for some fancy Datsykian deke. Maybe the trajectory of the shot? Stamkos shooting and picking a corner is a lot harder to save than Stamkos shooting from the outside and hitting the goalie in the logo. Way too many factors to consider, but that's where people need to actually watch the game instead of saying "This goalie allowed 2 goals on 12 shots! He sucks!"

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