View Single Post
12-02-2012, 10:26 AM
Nerf Herder
Ogrezilla's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 36,203
vCash: 500
Originally Posted by DyerMaker66 View Post
T'is what I was referring to.

The team he played behind is the context.
right, so a team that played much less defensive hockey than current teams. Contextually, he was at a disadvantage to Fleury because his teams did not play nearly as strong defense as the majority of teams Fleury has played behind. Comparing his stats to current Brent Johnson or Fleury stats doesn't make sense. The context is too different. The average goals per game was over an extra goal per game in the early 90s compared to what it has been recently. When scoring in the league went down, Barrasso was able to put up a season of .922 sv% and 2.07 gaa for us.

In 91, Barrasso was 2nd in the league for playoff save percentage , 1st for playoff goals against average and 1st for saves. Despite playing in 3 less games, he still saw 58 more shots than the next goalie.

In 92 he was still first in saves and 4th in sv%. Not in the top 5 for GAA and I don't care enough to search somewhere else. He saw 142 shots more than the next closest goalie.

Implying that the team in front of him actually helped his stats is completely ridiculous. The context is that he was playing behind a pure run and gun offense.

Last edited by Ogrezilla: 12-02-2012 at 10:46 AM.
Ogrezilla is offline   Reply With Quote