So to cheer myself up under the misery loves company there I hung out on the Habs, Oilers, and Leafts PGT after they all took real beat downs. this is my favorite post I found:
Originally Posted by EchoesoftheEighties
"And lastly Iíll say, thereís one other guy I believe in hockey today, that is still working in th.e game, that has won more Stanley Cups than me, so I think I know a little bit about winning if thatís ever a concern."
What about Cory Schneider, Thomas or Bryzgalov, when they both switched to new teams? Or are you going to add some 'advanced' stat as to why they are an exception?
None of this is advanced... save percentage is just how many goals a goalie prevents relative to how much rubber he sees.
Small sample size sv% = bunk.
Large sample size sv% = very predictive.
It's pretty simple concept since all stats need sufficient sample size. For Sv% it's generally 2000-3000 shots against, you can dip it lower if you just look at even strength since it removes PK which is more system based for team's PP/PK success.
If you want though there have been studies done to goalies switching teams and/or coaches. If you want I can link them to you but it's basically shows how there's not much change then we see in real life with random variance with sampling space (the variance you were showing with Emery's pockets of good/bad seasons).
I'll ignore you referencing a very old guy who was out for a season and did nothing during it.
I doubt Gillis would have traded Schneider to a team in the West unless the package was huge. There is no way we would have gotten Schneider for our 13th, and what prospects would we have to sweeten the deal?