Does Shooting Percentage Fluctuate In The NHL?

Posted: 11th October 2009 by Moneypuck - in NHL
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One of the common topics of debate around Phil Kessel recently has been the fact that his shooting percentage took a very odd jump last season where he potted thirty-six goals. In his first two years in the NHL, on 383 shots, Kessel scored at a 7.83 percent rate. In 08-09, he scored at a 15.5 percent rate on 232 shots, a massive jump in shooting percentage.

To illustrate how significant that was, itÆs essentially like taking a goalie who has a career .845 SV percentage and then the next year puts up a .922 SV percentage. Anyone remember that happening in recent years? While there are expected fluctuations in shooting percentage, due to random luck and variation, as well as possible improvement of quality shots, a eight point jump is normally unheard of. To look into the matter, I'm ...

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Does Shooting Percentage Fluctuate In The NHL?

Posted: 11th October 2009 by Moneypuck - in NHL
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One of the common topics of debate around Phil Kessel recently has been the fact that his shooting percentage took a very odd jump last season where he potted thirty-six goals. In his first two years in the NHL, on 383 shots, Kessel scored at a 7.83 percent rate. In 08-09, he scored at a 15.5 percent rate on 232 shots, a massive jump in shooting percentage.

To illustrate how significant that was, itÆs essentially like taking a goalie who has a career .845 SV percentage and then the next year puts up a .922 SV percentage. Anyone remember that happening in recent years? While there are expected fluctuations in shooting percentage, due to random luck and variation, as well as possible improvement of quality shots, a eight point jump is normally unheard of. To look into the matter, I'm ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NHL
Article written by Moneypuck -

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