If you can't understand this, it might be time to stop commenting on shooting statistics. Obviously, you want a player to have the highest "shot percentage" as possible. But contrary to what some people on here seem to think, you want that coupled with the lowest possible "shot on goal" percentage. The vast majority of shots not on goal, go riffling out of bounds and every single good team will have that shot backed up with a defender, meaning they will get possession back. It is a harmless take. Shots on goal that do not end up as a score, are saves by the goalie, often in the stick, or knocked down and pounced on, or best case scenario, it gets reflected out to field players as a 50/50 ball. Think about this... you take any player shooting percentage at 50%, would you rather see a player shoot 100 shots, 100% on goal for 50 goals? or a player shoot 100 shots, 50% on goal with 50 goals (meaning every shot on goal went in)? Please recognize it is the latter. The very best players have always shot for just inside the post or cross bar. If you can't squeak it in, better to have it go out of bounds.
The exact opposite is what you want, the highest SOG Percentage coupled with the highest Shooting Percentage possible.
I now know how the teacher of the lower level regents math class feels. Some people just are not good with numbers and how to interpret them in real life, SMH.
.... Here is a direct quote from the post above:
"The vast majority of shots not on goal, go riffling out of bounds and every single good team will have that shot backed up with a defender, meaning they will get possession back." ...
Below are the Stats for some of the best attack that have ever played the game.... Not a lot of low Shots on Goal Percentage....
...... "Cut and paste the Women’s numbers but I assume accurate.
****Shooting % --- SOG %
North - .558 - .803
Ortega - .586 - .786
Cordingley - .481 - .791
Scane - .542 - .774
Tyrrell - .564 - .807
Hawryschuk - .499 - .782
Sears - .511 - .790
Rosenzwieg - .487 - .737
Masera - .536 - .791
Here are some for the Men….
O’Keefe - .400 - .650
Bernhardt. - .409. - .706
Wisnauskas - .416. - .628
Gray - .360 - .622
Shellenberger - .392. - .699
Nobody that is any good has a low SOG%".....
Good attack (men & women) put their shots on goal and they shoot for net, they do not shoot at the goalies stick, they do not simply throw the ball at the goal. The reason selfish players have low SOG% and low shooting % is because they force shots that should not be taken in order to "get theirs". Selfish players do not care that their foolish shots go into the goalies stick and results in a fast break and a goal for the other team, they do not care about the outcome of the game, their team can lose by 10 goals but if they score a few goals they are happy.