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August 19, 2009

Defense Over Goaltending

Here are a couple interesting graphics that show just how good the Minnesota Wild team defense was in 2008-09.

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The first graphic shows Where shots come from in the NHL. Logically most come from just in front of the net and slot.
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The second graphic shows the distribution of shots against the Wild relative to the rest of the league. It was tough to get to the front of the net against the Wild. Must have been the work of Cal Clutterbuck.

Posted by aetchells at August 19, 2009 02:11 PM

Comments

Did they use Lite Brites for those graphics? Sweeeet.. I used to have one of those man!

Posted by: bert at August 20, 2009 10:00 PM

we're opening the season with this?

Posted by: it was me at August 21, 2009 01:37 AM

The outbursts in relation to the tendencies leave a vacancy in the hall.

Posted by: TS at August 21, 2009 05:29 PM

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