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10-21-2013, 10:34 AM
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Ohashi_Jouzu
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Originally Posted by Andy View Post
You know there are games where shots are 30-30 and one team still looks awful defensively. Then there are games like the Jets, who outshoot the Canadiens, but the Jets D was not great all game (neither was the Canadiens). I don't the necessary causal link between shots against and defensive play. There are games where the habs outshoot their opponent, concede 22 shots and still look terrible defensively. Case in point, Habs-Calagry, they outshot Calgary 35-25, yet had a terrible defensive effort.
Well, "not great" isn't an option in the 3 grade system, is it. And we're talking about a 4 shot difference over 40 minutes of play, which is about the equivalent of how much game time the teams were tied 1-1. You're right in general, but in this case, how much of a big deal do you have to make of the breakdowns that you remember to reduce the overall effort to "bad"? 0 breakdowns is an unrealistic standard for "good", btw.

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