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03-22-2012, 12:13 PM
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can't say shooting % is a worthless stat but it definitely could be misleading...

guy who scores on 1 out of every 4 shots but only gets 1 shot/game really isn't better than the guy that scores on 1 out of every 10 but gets 8 shots/game...for it to have meaning i think you need to compare guys that get similar icetime and similar # of shots. a 4th liner with a high shooting % but never plays doesn't do you much good (reminds me of when we signed scott fraser cause he lead the league in goals/minute played).

the stat can also be misleading because it only looks at actual shots on net, not attempted if you have a guy that attempts to shot 10 times in a game, 7 times he misses the net by 8 feet, 2 get blocked by dmen and on the last one he scores. that goes down as 1 goal on 1 shot for a 100% shooting %. when really he was 1 for 10

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