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October 3rd, 2011, 7:37 pm

Filed under: blog — Written by Mike

I’m aware, and slightly sorry, for the lack of written word in the past few months.  I feel as though the podcast covered most of what we had to say.  But I’m am going to try and write a little more once the season begins.  For instance, I just added a Stats Glossary there on the right side, so click on that and read about some wonderful advanced hockey numbers.  I plan to do a longer stats-related post sometime later this week, so get your pillows out!

9 Comments to “What Me, Write?”

  1. evilducks says:

    It’s not like there has been anything to write about except tragedy for the majority of the last couple months. Training camp and preseason has only been around a few weeks and the podcast covers that well enough.

    The stats post was great, I’m sure there will be plenty to write about soon… like how the season is starting this weekend, and we’ll have to wait nearly a week for game 2!

  2. Sharkzilla says:

    Thanks for the glossary. Great reference.

  3. Scott says:

    Does the “Goalie Steal” stat assume the goalie wins the game?

    • Mike says:

      No. A pitcher can have a two-hitter and lose, a goalie can have a Goalie Steal and lose.

      • Tom says:

        It’s technically possible to lose a no-hitter too. If you walk in the runs or they score off errors. It’s never happened of course but still possible.

        Not sure why that’s relevant? But interesting all the same.

  4. nick says:

    This is very helpful! Thanks.

    I’m surprised a Quality Start only requires a save percentage of .884. I know the season sv% is averaged out across many starts but a goalie under .900 is certainly not pulling their weight and really you want to see it above .910 (as you note, .911 is average). Is giving up 2 or fewer goals with such a low sv% really all that impressive to anyone else? You’ve given your team a chance to win by the goal count I guess, but if you give up 2 goals on 18 shots you’ve qualified, which I don’t think is all that impressive.

    • Mike says:

      I see QS as just a goalie (or pitcher) giving his team a chance to win. Giving up less than three goals qualifies in my view. It’s slightly better than an average start.

  5. Damon says:

    It’s definitely a shame that U-Verse had to drop the NHL Network. I know there are a lot of people who are going to be very unhappy with this, especially since the season is right around the corner. I am a customer and employee of DISH Network, and I am glad that I can still come home and catch the games when they are on. I might even consider getting the NHL Center Ice package. Thanks DISH Network!

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