I was more than a little bemused by all the whining in Oilerdom yesterday that the “main stream media” were lavishing praise on Jonny Gaudreau while not giving Taylor Hall his due.
Here’s a sampling from Lowetide’s site:
Gaudreau – 993
What we see here is that, while Hall has a marginal difference in GA/60, Hall has been the beneficiary of slightly better goaltending.
At evens, Hall is faring better but, considering how dominant Gaudreau is in OT, his team is benefitting in huge measure from his special skills in a very important segment of the contemporary game.
Hall – 2.73
Gaudreau – 2.26
As we head into the final stretch, it will be fascinating to watch which player will surpass the other in the final scoring standings.
As it sits….
Gaudreau – .979
Hall – .960
It’s worth noting that neither player scores much on the road…
Hall has 15 road games left while Gaudreau has 18 so, perhaps Hall has the advantage but anyone suggesting there is much of a difference between these 2 players is a homer.