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12-20-2012, 08:37 AM
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Teams and Shot Quality Metrics

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Originally Posted by Mike Farkas View Post
100% correct. Game is too fast, center red line is out, trapezoid is in, you can't fully expect a team to allow 14 shots a game...shot quality (something we really don't have a metric for) is drastically reduced by teams like Boston, St. Louis, Detroit, etc. to help insulate their goalies. See: Thomas' stats before Chara/Julien, but still the same NHL team. See: Brian Elliott before arriving in St. Louis.

Save percentage becomes even more deceptive...no more valuable than GAA in today's game...those that dismiss one as a team stat, would be incorrect to fully endorse the other as an "individual" stat...

Teams do have metrics for shot quality, taken and allowed. The defensive and offensive zones are divided into sub zones. Provenance of each shot is defined and quality is evaluated. The actual sub zone definitions vary from team to team as is the quality. Midget AAA and major junior teams do the same. Teams will not share this internal data.

The Journal de Montreal offers glimpses at this metric in their next day reports for the past few seasons.

Also interested readers can get glimpses of the metric by looking at the shoot-out data for shooters and goalies available via the stat package at NHL.com .

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