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02-05-2013, 05:52 PM
Mike Farkas
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Originally Posted by GuineaPig View Post
It's a losing battle, I'm afraid. A lot of people will simply accept that save percentage is worthless, and that shot quality varies wildly (but is apparently undetectable) from team to team. It's because it allows them to claim their favourite goalie is better while downplaying the success of another team's goalie.
Oh stop. Shot quality is somewhat detectable. You have to understand what's happening on the ice and realize that the number is a by-product of a series of events. Understand what creates the number, don't try to re-create what the number appears to represent.

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