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12-12-2012, 12:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Canadiens1958 View Post
Combined contributes to my point.

Same could be said about Batting average, passing % in the NFL, Shooting % in the NBA but in those sports the effort is made to break the stat down. Example length of pass/shot, etc.

These seems to be too much work or an effort that is too complex for SV% in hockey.

We will know immediately a player's BA against each opponent, LHP/RHP or other circumstances. Not so in hockey.

Yet throughout this project raw SV% has been used as something that carries great weight.

The correct Hockey equivalent to those stats you've mentioned would be shooting percentage for skaters, not save percentage for goalies.
There isn't a position with a similar purpose in any of the other three sports. Just because stats somehow are measured in percentages doesn't mean they are compareable.

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