Hey guys...I've been interested in hockey stats for some time now and since I've been starting to understand baseball sabermetrics...i decided to find out more about my favorite sport's advanced stats...luckily you guys don't seem to have that holier than thou attitude some of the baseball stat bloggers seem to have.
Anyway...I have a couple of questions to ask that I've always wondered about
1) We all know that each game is important in an 82 game season, but is there a true weight or value to individual games that are played after the all star break to those before the all star break like every talking head would like you to believe?
2) Is save% a misleading statistic? When you look at a goalie's stat line for a night and see a goalie who gave up 1 or 2 goals but has a low save% because he faced a low number of shots and if a goalie plays behind a really solid defensive team he would have those kinds of games and could get 30-40 wins with a low save%
3) There are obvious advantages and disadvantages to each of the 6 positions in hockey but is there any statistical proof of one position (out of the skaters not including goalies) having more of an impact than the other?