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03-08-2013, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by nyr2k2 View Post
I'd like to see a "close and late" statistic in hockey like we have in baseball. Tell me how often a guy produces points in a tied/one goal game and late in the action. It's not perfect either, but it would be far more meaningful that GWG. You can pick up a GWG in a 5-0 blowout.
Does that make the GWG any less valuable than in a 1-0 shutout? Unless the GWG in the latter came in the final minutes of regulation or OT, how can you assume either is more important? When you score the first goal of the game there's no way to know how the rest of the contest will go.

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