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08-15-2012, 04:24 PM
Talks to Goalposts
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The biggest factor in most cases is going to be the the player's own personal shooting percentage, which is definitely skill based.

Remember that the 3 forwards take the bulk of the shots at even strength, and that a star forward is going to take a disproportionate number of his line's shots. So their personal rate is going to affect much more than 1/5th of the total shots.

Tanguay, Kovalchuk, Horton, Gaborik, Stamkos and Crosby being examples

Then your going to have linemate factors. The guys that are usually at the tops of these lists are also those that have consistantly been on lines with good players/good shooters, which is why they tend to come in pairs and trios.

e.g. Sedin-Sedin-Burrows, Riberio-Morrow, Getzalf-Perry-Ryan, Backstrom-Ovechkin-Semin, Stamkos-St. Louis.

After that we have actual ability to drive team-mates shooting, which seems to exist but is relatively small and not very prevalent. Crosby would definately be an example though.

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