Isolating the impact of goalies

A new stat will change the way you look at netminders

Updated: November 7, 2011, 11:43 AM ET
By Peter Keating | ESPN The Magazine
Tim ThomasSteve Babineau/Getty ImagesHow good is Tim Thomas without the Bruins' elite D in front of him?

Peter Keating is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, where he covers investigative and statistical subjects. He started writing "The Biz," a column looking at sports business from the fan's point of view, in 1999. He also coordinates the Magazine's annual "Ultimate Standings" project, which ranks all pro franchises according to how much they give back to fans. His work on concussions in football has earned awards from the Deadline Club, the New York Press Club and the Center for the Study of Sport in Society.