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06-12-2013, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by gojackets1 View Post
On Prout, the save percentage numbers aren't necessarily an indication that he was 'bailed out' by Bob. Good defenseman push shots to the outside, which makes them easier to stop. Prout being a shutdown defenseman, that would be a skill at which he would excel. High save percentage could also mean a high percentage of shots were easily stoppable, so it's a pretty useless stat IMO.
Excellent point. I can appreciate the advanced stats but it's like playing the political games... Stats can be utilized to support any argument. That guy is hitting 0.300 amazing. He's awesome. Someone else can spin it by saying 70% of the time that guy doesn't hit for squat....

I'm not saying all stats are useless but they need to be taken with a grain of salt sometimes. Goals are goals but a 25 goal scorer can be more valuable than a 30 goal scorer depending on situations, etc.

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