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08-17-2012, 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Sureves View Post
I'm not sure I entirely agree with that. Shooting percentage is widely considered to be erratic and not really a good representation of how good someone is at shooting the puck - at least when we look at only one year. Here were the 2012 top 30:

Curtis Glencross
Steven Stamkos
Jiri Hudler
Kyle Wellwood
Jordan Eberle
Nathan Horton
David Perron
Tyler Ennis
Martin Erat
Sergei Kostitsyn
Milan Lucic
Jordan Staal
Brad Marchand
Michael Ryder
Tyler Bozak
Maxime Talbot
Milan Michalek
Chris Kelly
Matt Moulson
David Desharnais
Valtteri Filppula
Scott Hartnell
Patrik Elias
David Krejci
Kyle Okposo
Nik Antropov
Teddy Purcell
Eric Nystrom
Jonathan Toews
Dainius Zubrus

Only 6 of 30 (bolded) scored 30 goals or more this year. I'm not sure it's fair to say those with higher shooting percentages (equivalently cause a goalie to have a low save percentage) are those who are of higher quality of competition.

I'm not of the opinion that in looking at two defenseman on the same team with exactly equal Corsi QoC, the one with the higher save percentage ON is the better defender. I think that's more based on luck than anything. I would much prefer to normalize the save percentages and then look at the GA relative to the team in question per 60. In other words, I'd look at shots against.

Again, this is kind of off-topic to what I posted specifically, but still an interesting discussion for sure.
What does a defender's SV% on ice have to do with these forwards' SH%?

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