Philosophy of hockey Sabremetrics: Can hockey accurately be measured?
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07-30-2012, 04:23 PM
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After reading your post i went and looked at who was the top ten for save percentage in the NHL last year.
All of them play in what I would consider a defense first system. Thus making my first argument less valid. The only exception would be Kiprusoff. Mike Smith led starters in save percentage. Elliott is technically 1st and Halak is 6th but neither played 60 games.
I was expecting guys like Ward, Pavelec and Price to have higher save percentages than the likes of Howard and Backstrom.
Well back to the drawing board.
One problem with that is that one season has proven to be a poor sample size with which to get a true picture of a goalie's talent level. If you look at the post-lockout sv% leaders with a GP threshold put in place, you'll like the results a lot more.
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