48620Re: [hockhist] Re: Shootout GWG
- Aug 2, 2005Baseball's game-winning RBI statistic was ridiculed despite having a
better pedigree than hockey's game-winning goal and is no longer an
If hockey insists on keeping GWG around, it could at least use the
baseball definition, i.e. the goal that permanently changes the
scoreline from a tie to a lead would be a better definition of a
game-winner than simply the X+1 goal in a game where the opponent
scored X goals.
The hockey definition of GWG results in GWG being assigned to goals
scored when a team is already winning. Many GWG are really insurance
goals of some kind. If GWG is supposed to measure something, I think
they should give it a stricter definition, and I think changing a tie
to a lead, with that lead holding up, would be better.
As for shootouts, who cares?
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