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08-03-2012, 10:00 AM
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Iain Fyffe
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Originally Posted by overpass View Post
I think you'll find save percentage is defined as "everything one needs to know about goaltending implicitly rather than explicitly. While few analysts will say that save percentage is perfect, there are some who only use save percentage or derivatives of save percentage when it comes to goalie analysis. Actions speak louder than words, right?
Derivatives of save percentage? Such as those that attempt to capture shot quality as well? That's not the same thing as just using save percentage, because it explicitly includes information not otherwise contained in save percentage.

You have to consider why save percentage might be used as the only stat. Is it because the analyst believes it's the best stat available for the job at the time? Because that's a perfectly valid reason to use it, and does not mean it's believed to be the best possible stat.

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