Round 2, Vote 1 (HOH Top Goaltenders)
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10-12-2012, 01:08 PM
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The one area where it is flawed is that it doesn't differentiate between a barely-above average performance and a 70-save shutout. I mostly use it to measure consistency or as a short-hand tool to see where goalies lost composure in playoff series - which means a lot, in my opinion (think Giguere in the 2003 Finals).
I agree that these are the drawbacks of the stat. However, if you want to look at whether goalies lost composure, shouldn't you be looking at bad starts? Letting in three goals on 25 shots, as Giguere did twice in the '03 Finals, isn't really evidence of a lack of composure, in my opinion, at least not on its own.
Is your quality starts stat based solely on comparing to league average, or do you include the 2 or fewer goals against at or above replacement level that Rob Vollman includes in his number? Just wanted to clarify as I've seen a few different versions of the stat, and your numbers aren't lining up with some of the others.
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