Thread: Post-Game Talk: Oilers lose 4-3 in SO
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03-21-2013, 01:14 AM
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Originally Posted by dnicks17 View Post
There's 147 defensemen who get a better SV% from their goalie while they're on the ice.

Let's absolve Dubnyk of any of the blame though.
99 defensemen* that have played >20gp (fair sample) have goalies with better save percentages.

That being said, this is a completely anomalous stat - and has nothing to do with assessing the defensive player, unless J.Schultz is so handsome it distracts Dubnyk from making the save.

Funny though, because here are other Oilers' stats for that:

Petry : 0.940 ( you'd think otherwise with all the own-goals)
Smid: 0.929
Whitney: 0.928

J.Schultz: 0.912
N.Schultz: 0.897

It's obvious who are worst defensive defensemen are - these guys are giving up the highest quality shooting opportunities with the lowest quality competition

Blows my mind that J.Schultz sees 25min a night.

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