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11-28-2012, 05:15 PM
Dennis Bonvie
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Originally Posted by tarheelhockey View Post
It may not be entirely subjective, though. The Jan 27, 1929 issue of the New York Times has Worters stopping 659/675 shots in 16 games at that juncture in the season. That's a .972 while facing 42 shots a game. Now, John Ross Roach is also cited as stopping 790/813 (.972) and facing nearly 41 shots per game. So it's hard to know exactly how eye-popping those numbers are in the context of that historically low-scoring season, but we can be sure that Worters was at the top of the statistical heap at least some of the time.

I'm not sure how often the league sent out those shots/saves updates, but it would be really useful to find them.
If some here are questioning shot counts in an era where games are televised, how can we have any faith in such numbers from this time frame?

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