to be honest you're REALLY coming across as really arrogant thinking you're smarter than others cause you're using "advance stats". throwing % here and there thinking it's like chinese to some people here and that you need some kind of high end IQ to understand it lol it's really not complicated anyone can go on those website and look at them. They are just misleading and thats why not everyone are using them, not because it's too underground or not known.
I have said a huge number of times on here that 'advanced stats' (which I've mostly stopped calling them - I like microstats better) are as simple as can be. If it were easier to count them, and if the NHL had been counting them on its own, people would be talking about them a lot more. So everyone gets that aspect, I'm sure. I agree that not everyone can think stochastically, which you have to be able to do to understand how microstats work. You have to think goals are in essence random events that come from shots. A lot of people don't believe that, and that's where the difference is. They understand how the stat is generated, but they don't believe its meaning. And a lot of times, it doesn't seem like a goal is a random event, so that's why people deny it - if a player at all points of a particular play has agency, let's say at one point he picks up the puck at his own blueline, pushes it past a defender, comes in alone on the goalie, dekes him, and scores, how can that be random? I guess I'll leave it to you to explain to me why I would think that at some level that's 'random'.
squishyx can point out 100 different examples that he thinks disprove my argument, but I'm not going to sit here and deny all of them. Either come up with several examples that form a larger pattern, or at least be intellectually honest. He's done neither thing.
You're throwing numbers around and when it doesnt aligned with what you're saying youre blaming "luck" to justify it.
Unfortunately we don't have the results of Monday's game, but Stephen Gionta + teammates have a 16.67% shooting percentage while on the ice and that is before scoring on Monday - we know he at the very least maintained that percentage, but it probably went up. That's unsustainable. I just showed you that from 2007 to 2012, the highest shooting percentage was Sidney Crosby's at 11.something. It's great that he and his linemates are scoring, but it cannot last like this. Either his and his linemates shooting rate will have to increase, or the goals they score will decrease. It's inevitable. You can deny it, but it's going to happen. It's great that Gionta has contributed so much so far, but expecting him to continue to contribute anything close is denying reality.