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01-18-2013, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by FireBergevin View Post
Christensen helped get the Rangers in the playoffs with a lot of SO wins, same for Handzus & the Kings who went 10-2 in the SO in 2010-11.

If the NHL sticks with this stupid gimmick, bubble teams should take shootout specialists more serious. Especially if these guys can get you an extra 10 points.
Handzus actually shot below his career average in 2010-11 (44.4%). Jarret Stoll went 9 for 10 that season... Stoll's career average is 48.4%. Quick's shootout save % in 2010 was .818, compared with his career % of .712.

The 2010-11 Kings are a great example of what goes into putting together a great shootout season. Exceptional performances over a small sample size.

In 2011-12, Pacioretty got the call for more shootouts than any other Hab. He went 2 for 13, 15.4%. His average for his short career is 20%. Is anyone going to make the argument that Pacioretty was a worse shooter last season than previously in his career? His numbers will stabilize, I would take a bet that his career average will end up closer to 30%.

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