Brian Strait (Claimed by NY Islanders)
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01-20-2013, 09:34 AM
Join Date: Sep 2007
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Wins isn't an advanced statistic, but goal tending is the only position where a statistic like save % can reveal how well a goalie is playing. GAA can be kind of misleading because goals against are a product of how well/poorly the defensemen are playing on your team.
And goaltending statistics are as much skewed as any. It has a ton to do with what type of team they are playing behind. Save percentage doesn't track quality of shots faced. 5 shots from outside the dots =/= 5 shots in the slot, but the stat would tell you otherwise.
Fleury has played poorly before, and has earned some poor stats, but he has also played well and got hung out to dry in a lot of the instances where his stats haven't been good.
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