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01-31-2013, 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by zarley zelepukin View Post
I think blocked shots might be a good stat for the latter. Maybe there isn't one for the former but there are stats aimed at explaining defensive performance. I'm a believer in advanced stats for baseball. I don't know enough about advanced stats in hockey to know if they're as advanced or as helpful, but I'm sure there's potential there.

How is GFON/60 and GFOFF/60 different than using +/-? They both seem to depend on a players' teammates and competition, but I don't think they take it into account.
there are ways to block a shot that don't show up on a stat sheet.

Stats are fine and they help to illustrate trends, but if it was all stats then it would be easy to mathematically win the stanley cup.

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