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09-03-2013, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Tawnos View Post
I don't judge a player's seasons based on where they rank, but rather what their numbers actually are. No one ever has an "awful season" in which they win 30 games or help their team to a .587 points percentage in the games they play.
Wins are a terrible way of measuring a goalie's performance. That just indicates that Chicago had great skaters that could win games despite him, rather than because of him. Hardly something you want to play $6M a year for.

Another useful measure, especially for goalies on good teams, is quality start percentage. I.E. how often a goalie gave his team a decent chance to win.

A quality start is defined as a 91.3% or better Sv%, or a few other special cases.

Originally Posted by Scott Powers |
In the 2010-11 season, Crawford ranked seventh with a 2.30 goals-against average, 16th with a .917 save percentage and ninth with a 61.8 quality start percentage (minimum 40 games played). In the 2011-12 season, he was 32nd with a 2.72 goals-against average, tied for 35th with a .903 save percentage and 22nd with a 50.9 quality start percentage (minimum 40 starts).
That paints him as a slightly better goalie, at least on a good team such as Chicago, but hardly worth $6M a year.

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