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11-20-2013, 09:23 AM
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The latest article was posted yesterday afternoon

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/shot-...ks-true-value/

The article compares Price and Rask and their workload.

One of the key things I see should be a surprise to no one. Boston's defense is really good at limiting quality scoring chances.



The difference is exemplified in the next graphic where all common shots are removed, leaving only the difference in workload



Obviously the quality of shots Carey Price has faced is very significantly higher than the quality of shots Tukka Rask as faced over the timeframe measured.

Also an interesting bit at the end

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If it is just noise, we must acknowledge that Tuukka Rask and his career .929 save percentage are on track to become—by that statistic—the greatest goaltender in the history of the game. If Rask can maintain even a league average save percentage his next 100 games, he will bump Dominik Hasek from the top spot. Is he better than Dominik Hasek?

Maybe. Or maybe shot quality actually exists.

The project continues.

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