Goals against, saves and a look at the EastNovember 7 2011 at 1:42 PM
Wayne Lewis (Login wayjoy)
If you don't think that goals against and shots against equate to overall team success, here's the proof.
I do not know how many times I have heard people say, "but the shots were all from the peripheral and mean little."
Here is a look at the East in terms of goals against plus saves and overall average per game.
How many shots against a team gives up on average has a lot to do with how well the team does in positioning.
Or it can point to an area where a team will have to be better if they want to continue having success.
And this is where Cobourg really shows its' flaws and why some say they won't be around deep into the playoffs if they continue on the present trajectory.
The teams doing best in that area? Trenton, Whitby and Lindsay.
And Kingston's 2nd last in average shots against per game of 35.2 is sure to keep them where they are now no matter how good their goaltending is.
How do you lower shots against? Take fewer penalties and work a whole lot harder in your end of the ice to take away shots on goal opportunities.
A case in point last week in Kingston while playing Wellington. The first Wellington goal went in after the Dukes had taken the initial shot, got the rebound both of which Gilbert stopped but the Dukes scored on the 2nd rebound opportunity.
Here is a look at the division's best and worst in terms of shots allowed per game average.
Placing in division for shots against average
1st Whitby 587 in 19 games for average 30.8
2nd Trenton 620 in 20 games for average 31.0
3rd Lindsay 570 in 18 for 31.7 average
4th Wellington 681 in 20 games average 34.1
5th Cobourg 693 in 20 average 34.7
6th Kingston 634 in 18 35.2 average
7th Peterborough 860 in 22 games average 39.4
Now the positions of the teams in their division right now
Trenton 33 points
It may sound like a broken record but it graphically illustrates that you won't win many games if you continually allow nearly 40 average per game.
That means your goalies better have at least a .900 save percentage stopping 9 of 10 shots. But when you allow on average 40, that means the opposition is going to score 4 goals a game. That means you gotta score 5 to win.
It's really a simple game isn't it? The hard part is playing it.
|This message has been edited by wayjoy on Nov 7, 2011 3:06 PM|
This message has been edited by wayjoy on Nov 7, 2011 1:43 PM
|November 7 2011, 8:13 PM |
VERY VERY GOOD MR LEWIS
The most interesting thing ive read on here in a long time and now will study it further.
tic toc tic toc
You are welcome
|November 8 2011, 3:31 PM |