Philosophy of hockey Sabremetrics: Can hockey accurately be measured?
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08-03-2012, 02:46 PM
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So is the claim that Quality Starts have been presented as "all you need to know" about goaltenders? I know Rob Vollman, who invented the Quality Start stat, quite well and I don't recall him arguing that it's the be-all and end-all of goalie analysis, or indeed that it is a perfect stat. It's an arrow in the quiver, and I don't think it's fair to paint someone who uses it as saying it's all you need.
I have made no such claims about quality starts or Rob Vollman specifically.
I am saying that even if someone does not explicitly say that save percentage explains everything, their analysis and resulting conclusions may be performed under this assumption.
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