NCAA: As December begins, who's good? Who's lucky? What about both?

One of the funny things about college hockey is that conventional wisdom when it comes to "advanced stats" doesn't always apply.

Yes, you generally want to outshoot your opponents, draw more penalties, etc., but when you start talking about things like unsustainable percentages and how long they'll last, there are a few extra factors you have to take into consideration.

First and foremost is the general skill level of the team in question. As an example, last year's Michigan Wolverines — a roster loaded with high first-round picks — shot 12 percent as a team (fourth-highest in the country) and had the sixth-highest team save percentage. No one should look at those numbers and, given what we know about the players on the roster, consider that unsustainable.

At lower levels of the game, talent

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