I doubt they're so severely undercounted that Brodeur's .901 would have been THAT much better with another team's shot counters.
Look, I've always been and always will be a Brodeur defender and not a detractor, but his GAA was definitely propped up by the Devils' ability to keep shots and chances down.
I'll go ahead and predict that Schneider will probably be .015-.020 or better than Brodeur next season...admittedly not a bold prediction, but this is a way of saying that if Schneider is at all hurt by Devils' shot-counters undercounting like Brodeur might be, the save% differential between the two goalies will remain intact.
I'm not a reflexive Marty defender or detractor and don't consider myself reflexively anti-save percentage, although I suppose I come off that way sometimes, which I shouldn't do.
There's this tendency though to look for magic formulas that will tell you all about how good or bad a particular player is. Those things can be useful indicators of performance. But useful does not mean the end all be all.
Also, re Schneider's save percentage. He's clearly a better goalie now than Marty is, or anyone would be shocked if their save percentages were the same, when they're playing for the same team. The interesting stats will be, the difference between Schneider's save percentage in Vancouver versus in NJ, and the difference between Marty and Schneider's goals against, assuming they play roughly equal time. The first will show whether there is something unique to playing for the Devils that results in lower save percentages, and the second might show whether there's something unique about Marty that results in a lower save percentage, but a solid goals against average.
The thing about polarization that Marty tends to bring out in people is the fact that he's played for the same team his entire career and, except for the end of his career, there hasn't been a backup that you can really compare him to, maybe in 2008-2009, but that's about it.
Edited by Daniel, 02 July 2013 - 03:03 PM.
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