Due to starting my dive into hockey statistics as a Winnipeg Jets fan, save percentage has always been a pretty big interest of mine, specifically in what it can and can’t tell us. The truth is, it is still a pretty rudimentary statistic and likely will be improved upon in the future. However, simple does not always mean bad or useless.
Of the three most common “goaltender statistics”, save percentage is the one controlled most by goaltenders. How can I be so sure of that? Well it can be provided with simple logic.