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02-10-2013, 08:10 PM
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Winnipeg, MB
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No there isnt. They simply re defined what a 'scoring chance' is. Its subjective .
What it should reasonably mean is that there is an honest chance of at least 20% chance there could be a goal (accepted high end shooting percentage) .
So a break away would be considered this.
But a properly defended and angled 2 on 1 is no longer going to go in the goal 1/5th of the time the way it would have 20 years ago.
The fact is, the goaltending save percentage and GAA has become a total joke. Even worse than in the dead puck era.
I remember reading where Bernie Parent won the Vezina (the jennings today) in 1974 with a GAA of 2.04 and thought it incredible someone could be that good for 74 games or whatever.
Now, that kind of GAA doesnt even get him a sniff at the Vezina. And certainly anything below a .920 save percentage isnt even considered top tier anymore.
The play moves faster, and there are more 'attempts' at the goal. But actual bonifide scoring chances? I see LESS .
Goalies have gotten better. You can't compare stand up goalies to the goalies of today. It just doesn't work.
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