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10-05-2012, 09:30 PM
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Iain Fyffe
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Originally Posted by billybudd View Post
The place to start would be with Tippet's impact on goaltender performance.

But this has probably not been done, since many advanced stats people stubbornly refuse to admit that shot quality exists.
Try again. The "advanced stats people" were the first to try to quantify the effect of shot quality systematically. Many of them now believe that the effect of shot quality on save percentage is relatively small and only has a significant effect in extreme cases. This conclusion is based on the data.

Which is a far cry, of course, from stubbornly refusing to admit it exists. It's also a more nuanced, less inflammatory description of the situation.

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