Tuukka Rask has the highest save% in the history of the game

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    1 1987 FI Tuukka Rask 395 2.24 0.923
    2 1965 CZ Dominik Hašek 735 2.20 0.922
    3 1986 US Cory Schneider 330 2.28 0.922
    4 1989 CA Braden Holtby 307 2.31 0.922
    5 1987 CA Carey Price 509 2.40 0.920
    6 1974 US Tim Thomas 426 2.52 0.920
    7 1988 RU Sergei Bobrovsky330 2.45 0.920
    8 1982 SE Henrik Lundqvist742 2.32 0.920
    9 1979 CA Roberto Luongo 966 2.50 0.919
    10 1986 US Ben Bishop 270 2.32 0.919


    So amazing, so good :yo:

    http://www.quanthockey.com/nhl/records/nhl-goalies-all-time-save-percentage-leaders.html
     
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    Seems like SV% goes down based on the number of games played.

    One of the many reasons SV% has not sustained its flavour of the day status from a few years ago.
     
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    Just goes to show you that there really isn't debate who the best goalie is between Hasek,Roy and Brodeaur. Damn Hasek was a beast.
     
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    Hasek put up a .930sv% 5 times between 1990-2000, despite only having 7 years as a starter in that time (which is when his numbers actually began to improve). In that same 10 year stretch no other goalie hit .930 even once.... Hasek is GOAT.
     
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    Ya ok that's nice and all but his save% has dropped significantly over the last few seasons and he has played a fraction of the games of many on the list.

    As for the who Hasek, Brodeur and Roy debate, in my mind he is still third best. He came in to the league later and during a time when save% had increased significantly across the board. Roy started in the mod-80s into the early 90s which was a very high scoring era.

    You can just pick one stat and say oh this guy is a beast and the best because of it.
     
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    You've got to be kidding with this, it's Roy and it's not close. Hasek was the desperation save god of the dead-puck-era, Roy was who you wanted in the post-season when things mattered.
     
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    Hasek was the GOAT, not only do the stats support that, but watching him play, and following the narrative of the league supports that.
     
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    Huh? There definitely is a debate between Hasek and Roy.
     
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    What were Hasek, Roy and Brodeur's SV% at Rask's age?
     
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    Pretty impressive that Hasek is in that list when everyone else there is contemporary.
     
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    Matt Murray is at 0.925
     
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    SV% is strongly correlated with shots faced. The more shots you face, the higher your SV% tends to be.

    With low SA numbers, SV% is dictated by randomness and chance. The more shots you face, the less powerful randomness becomes. This SV% can be strongly inflated or deflated by the quality of the defense you play behind.

    This, combined with no good way to control for shot quality, makes SV% a painfully incomplete metric for player evaluation.
     
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    It's still Marty.
     
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    Marty doesn't have a case against Hasek or Roy.
     
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    He's also probably going to be first again shortly. He's the best goalie of all time for a reason
     
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    I crunched some numbers. This is a look at all 4 goalies first 8 seasons since Tuuka has played that many. This excludes early seasons where a goalie may have been called up for a few games. In this case, Hasek has the lowest GP for any of the seasons at 20, so that is the minimum.

    Note: This does NOT account for age. It is simple a look at their first 8 NHL seasons. One interesting thing is their peaks, where Hasek peaked earlier in his career, and Roy much later.

    [​IMG]

    Edit to add: Ages of goalies in first seasons counted - Roy were the youngest:

    Rask: 22
    Brodeur: 21
    Hasek: 26
    Roy: 20
     
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    The Finnish superstar the Leafs never had. I bet Toronto Finland relations would have been better if we had been able to enjoy Rask...
     
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    Hasek obviously had the best peak of any goalie. This is not debatable. However, Roy and Brodeur had the best careers. It'll be tough to catch any of Brodeur's records.
     
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    This will be the peak of Rask hype. His save % was massively inflated due to a great defensive team infront of him (and him being a great goalie). But now, as he gets older and his team continues to be meh his save % will continue to be .915 range and his career save% will drop
     
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    This just goes to show how insane Hasek was. Obviously not a coincidence that all other goalies are either still playing or (for Thomas) were very recently playing.
     
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