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09-06-2012, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Iain Fyffe View Post
Can you demonstrate this? Did everyone know it or did some suspect it? I certainly recall many claiming that the quality of shot Brodeur faced was very high, but not much about this.
Everyone (meaning everyone who actually paid attention to such things) who routinely watched Devils broadcasts knew.

This was a very typical situation:

1) Flurry of shots on one of the goals after a long period of inactivity
2) A little while later, Doc Emrick would give the officially game stats: shots on goal would be listed as 1-1.
3) Doc would laugh and say "well it certainly seemed like more than that to us!"

While I certainly don't blame the mainstream stats people for not taking a bunch of potentially homer Devila fans at their word, it should not have taken so many years to test whether different arenas record shots differently, considering modern goaltending analysis is based on the assumption that shots are recorded the same.

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