A little perspective on the current star defenseman
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08-17-2012, 10:27 PM
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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:
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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