People were saying he had given up four goals in his past few games, which is a fact.
I don't think anyone was saying that he's going to let in four goals every time he played.
They were just saying he wasn't ready to be the work horse#1 he will eventually be, which is true.
He had a good bounce back game, but he's been letting in soft goals and he cost us a win last game.
I'm glad he was solid tonight, but no one was saying he's going to let in four goals consistently.
so I'm not entirely sure what you're trying to do here.
Sorry, I've been getting a lot of s*** around here lately for my opinions on Petr and Jimmy.
After his first 3 starts and posting .962, .926, and .944 SV% and only allowing 5 goals over 3 games, I was told that you can't make a proper assessment with such a small sample of games.
The next four games were pretty rough for him (no one would deny that, myself included) and a number of people had no problem making an assessment of his game seemingly using only those 4 games to do so.
I've also been told multiple times that you can't use only Goals Against and SV% and other stats to make an assessment of goalies (particularly last season when Howard was ranked so low) because those are team stats and the goalie isn't totally responsible for that, which I agree with to some extent.
most a lot of the criticism of Petr that I read is that his goals against and save percentage have been pretty bad the past four games.
So which is it??
Are those stats useless or not?
Is 4 games enough of a sample size or not?
There have also been a number of blanket statements made about opinions on the forum, where a couple of people say something and someone will come back a couple of days later and go,
"Oh, everybody wanted to trade Howard a couple of games ago, now everybody wants to trade Mrazek!!! HAHA WTF LGW is REDIC!!"
which is a ridiculous thing to say when there are like 100 or more people that regularly post a and all have their own opinions about things. (Well, maybe most of them have their own opinions...)
And I'm getting really sick of people putting words in other people's mouths (mostly it's exaggerating what was said to the extreme or reading way into satements instead of just reading what was written) and then arguing with someone about something they never said in the first place.
So I thought I'd get in on the fun