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12-21-2012, 02:27 PM
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wgknestrick
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Originally Posted by Cheesesteak Invictus View Post
www.behindthenet.ca tracks that. Through mid December last year, for instance, they had Sean Couturier at .98 GAON/60, which led the team by a hilariously huge margin considering quality of competition as well.
Just remember the behindthenet numbers are not adjusted for goaltender and that Couturier's results (while impressive) are not sustainable over an entire season. Min is about 1.3GA/60 for just about any season (assuming 50 games played as qualifiers).

If they could also adjust the GA/60 for quality of comp and quality of goaltender, I think you are honing in on the most important single defensive metric in all of hockey.

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