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07-31-2013, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by axecrew View Post
Yeah, Yeah it is.....read my previous post where I talked about quality scoring chances being included in the evaluation then come back and comment.
The points you make about SV% being unreliable are entirely fair, and I have made them a lot myself. That, however, doesn't come close to making GAA a better indicator of goaltending quality. It is a rather pure team stat, and that's hardly debatable. SV% has severe issues as an indicator and really should not be relied upon - but GAA simply isn't one, at all. Most of all, the points you make against SV% can and do still show up in GAA. Those more difficult shots are still faced by the goaltender on the inferior team, and do translate to a worse GAA, just as much as they lower the SV%.

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