Goals versus threshold is Tom Awad’s quick and dirty attempt to value all players with a single number. Its biggest weakness is the fact that goaltenders are easier to evaluate than position players and as a result goalies dominate the top and bottom of any goals versus threshold rankings. This overrates goaltenders and downgrades position players. On the worst players by GVT list from 2011/12 18 of the 20 players are goalies. The worst ranked position player is Nino Niederreiter of the New York Islanders who is ranked 13th overall with a -5.8 value in the goals versus threshold system. This likely underrates his inept season.
Niederreiter played 55 games last season. He only scored one point (a goal) in that ice time. He was only played about 10 minutes a game and against weaker competition but he still failed.
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