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DIGR: Defense Independent Goalie Rating

I saw a thread about this on another website and I find it pretty intriguing.

I know there are quite a few posters around here who are really into hockey sabermetrics (or 'advanced' statistics in general), so I would like to hear your thoughts on this.

Basically, it is a statistic that adjusts save percentage to show the true ability of the goalie, without his defensemen.

Now I'm not too verse in advanced hockey statistics, but I'm guessing this is similar to baseball statistics which take out fielding to show the true ability of the pitcher.

Here is the link to the professor's slideshow about the topic

http://www.slideshare.net/sloansportsconf/digr-a-defense-independent-rating-of-nhl-goaltenders-using-spatially-smoothed-save-percentage-maps

Also, here’s the full list of goalies and their DIGR (min. 1,000 shots faced last season):

1. Tim Thomas (.931)
2. Roberto Luongo (.927)
3. Jonas Hiller (.927)
4. Ilya Bryzgalov (.923)
5. Cam Ward (.923)
6. Marc-Andre Fleury (.923)
7. Devan Dubnyk (.922)
8. Corey Crawford (.922)
9. Carey Price (.922)
10. Pekka Rinne (.920)
11. Henrik Lundqvist (.918)
12. Jaroslav Halak (.918)
13. Tomas Vokoun (.918)
14. Ondrej Pavelec (.918)
15. Sergei Bobrovsky (.917)
16. Michal Neuvirth (.916)
17. Ryan Miller (.916)
18. James Reimer (.914)
19. Antti Niemi (.914)
20. Dwayne Roloson (.914)
21. Kari Lehtonen (.913)
22. Craig Anderson (.912)
23. Niklas Backstrom (.912)
24. Jonathan Quick (.909)
25. Martin Brodeur (.909)
26. Jimmy Howard (.907)
27. Steve Mason (.906)
28. Dan Ellis (.904)
29. Miikka Kiprusoff (.902)
30. Peter Budaj (.902)
31. Brian Elliott (.900)
32. Nikolai Khabibulin (.900)

Note: This is my first fanpost so bear with me if I have any mistakes.

This item was written by a member of this community and is not necessarily endorsed by <em>Broad Street Hockey</em>.

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