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12-20-2012, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Mike Farkas View Post
Whole career. Starter for the 1988 Maple Leafs.
Starts out fine...wheels fall off...

October/November: 7-8-2, 4.26 GAA, .867 save pct., 1 shutout
December-April: 5-29-2, 4.63 GAA, .869 save pct., 1 shutout

1989 Leafs, limits starts further, still a tandem goalie, starts out hot:
October: 7-3-1, 2.80 GAA, .904 save pct.
Rest of the way: 2-17-1, 5.30 GAA, .849 save pct.

Leafs quickly tired of this and traded him in March.
Interestingly, the Leafs managed to get two 1st round picks in exchange for him.

Surely this has to be some kind of indication that he was still highly regarded.

Originally Posted by Mike Farkas View Post
Save percentage becomes even more 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...
the current value of save% is a matter for the courts, but sv% will always, always, always be more valuable than GAA.

1/sv% * SA/60 = GAA.

so GAA is just sv% multiplied by something the goalie has even less control over.

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