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06-26-2014, 11:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Tawnos View Post
What the hell?

100 pts 09-10
99 pts 10-11
104 pts 11-12

There was no fluke that season. That team really was that good. Then they lost Suter.
In 09-10, Nashville was one of the 10 best possession teams in the league (8th FF%, 11 CF%). That was not a fluke.

In 10-11 they dropped back to 20th or so (23rd FF%, 20th CF%), but boasted the second highest PDO in the league. In 11-12 they dropped to 29th in FF% and CF%, but again boasted an extremely high PDO (6th). Basically they were legitimately very good for one of those years, while riding Pekka Rinne's save percentage, which correlates with their PDO for those two seasons (2nd and 7th in SV%, 2nd and 6th in PDO). Both of those teams were extremely similar to the 11-12 Rangers, who rode a God-like Lundqvist to a fantastic regular season record, before bowing out in the conference finals.

Originally Posted by Raspewtin View Post
Complete and utter ********.

Their D was other worldly that year (including Klein). Especially in terms of offense. When Josi took that step forward Nashville shot up the ranks. With Suter they are at least a 90 point team. And I watched that team a lot.

Comments like that are where I can't take advanced stat apostles seriously anymore.
You are attributing too much of Pekka Rinne's performance to the Nashville defense.

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