Most useless or inaccurate stat in hockey?
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09-06-2013, 02:50 AM
Conn Smythe Winner
Join Date: Aug 2012
Originally Posted by
When it comes to --
-- I wonder if
isn't the most dangerous stat.
I just think the team infront of a goalie has much bigger impact -- without exception -- than most realize.
It for example seem like every year a goalie is mentioned as one of the top 3 goalies in the game/world, due to a stat that I just don't think has that meaning or impact. A stat is a stat, and will always be just that. But I don't think people reacts to other stats to the same extent.
But every year there is a goalie or two who comes into Vezina discussions, and even wins it, because playing behind a thight team, playing a ton of low scoring thight games etc.
That's become a lot more true recently than in the past. At one time save percentage was a good gage to how well a goaltender was playing but now I'm wondering if it's utility needs to be reassessed.
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