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08-13-2012, 11:58 AM
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Halifax, NS
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Shots for are a better predictor than goals for over a small sample where there may be too much randomness in the goals stat. At some larger sample size goals for become a better predictor because it captures the shooting skill of the team.
It depends on what you want to look at. If you want to evaluate your team's power play after 5 games by using only stats and without watching the games, shots for are certainly the best tool.
While PP there is slightly more shooting skill than 5 on 5, there is still a massive amount of luck. In the long run there there really is no skill to sh% in any situation.
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