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Forum: Armchair-GMJul. 5 at 11:41 a.m.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Ledge_And_Dairy</b></div><div>Because only stat watchers think he's a bad goalie, and stat watchers only look at sv%. He's been very solid.

Save percentage is not a perfect stat. It's parabolic on how effective it is. When you face way too many shots per game like Gibson did this year your sv% will look bad since you well can't save everything and the opponent just gets way too many chances. When you don't face enough shots a game because your team prevents all the low quality scoring chances then all you face are medium and high quality chances meaning if you only let in 2 goals a game but only make 20 saves a game your SV% will be .900 at best.

Vladar is a goalie who can absolutely handle 1A/1B minutes and do quite well.</div></div>

So when it's Calgary fans judging another teams goalie stat watching is ok, but when it's their own well that's another story. If Vladar was as good as your fans say he is, they'd be trying to find a way to keep him and trade Markstrom. Vladar was markedly worse than Markstrom last season, and they were fairly similar this year. Generally you can find positives from goalies with poor statistics through their advanced metrics. Calgary was one of the stingiest teams in the league in shots against, high danger shots against, medium danger shots against, and even rebound shots against. That's actually an area that Vladar is very good, he does not give up a ton of rebounds. Everywhere else, he was mostly below average. That would not bode well for a Buffalo team that gives up a ton of high danger chances off the rush.