Found May 22, 2014 on Save By Richter:
Rick Nash‘s struggles, both real and perceived, in the playoffs this season have been well documented. Generally, the opinion of his playoff performance depends on whether or not you “do advanced stats”. If you’re the type who checks out Extra Skater after every game, you are probably more inclined to think Nash has played well in the playoffs but has been victimized by bad luck. If you “don’t do advanced stats”, then you probably think Nash has played like a third liner and deserves the same vitriol that Wade Redden knows all too well. Nash and his (lack of) shooting percentage In my opinion (and dare I say, “in reality”), Nash has been victimized by a mixture of bad luck and mental ineptitude. Nash has a career shooting percentage of 12.4%, yet he scored zero goals with 52 shots prior to breaking the seal against Montreal in game one. If Nash scored at his career shooting percentage, he would have had 7 goals. Shooting percentages tend to dip in the playoffs, but even if he scored...
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