Hockey – Your Work and Life

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Pareto Realty TN #251071

How many shots attempted result in a puck finding the back of the net?

For the 2018-19 season, the Nashville Predators had 2678 Shots on goal.

They scored 236 goals . . . 8.8% success.

I’ve watched a lot of Hockey this year, and have been fascinated by the seemingly zero correlation between shots attempted and goals scored in any given game. Some games will have 40+ shots with not much showing on the score board, while others shoot minimally and rack up double digit points.

As much as we’d like to say it boils down to luck or skill or divine intervention, there’s no rhyme or reason at the end of the game.

When the coaches and players answer the question: “Why didn’t you win this game?” the answer is usually something along the lines of: “Well – This just wasn’t our night.”

These are the best Hockey Players on the planet. Should we expect better results? Is it good enough that they did their best given the circumstances?

I’m betting Hockey players need lots of therapy. They’re VERY competitive by nature as evidenced by the sheer physicality of the game. Unbridled passion that often yields insignificant results.

When you’re playing YOUR game, what are your standards for results?

Are your expectations of yourself and your team realistic?

Is there room for “This just wasn’t our day?”

Don’t be so hard on yourself . . .

Published by Barry Owen 

Strategist-CEO of Pareto Realty Real estate sales Professional Inviter-Facilitator-Practicer of Open Space Technology Opening safe space for people & organizations to self-organize around issues & opportunities BarryOwen.US Invite-Listen-Love 

Posted by

Barry Owen

Principal Broker
Pareto Realty
Nashville, TN

Call me: 615-568-2123
email me:




Simply & BOLDLY Living the FourFold Way in Open Space!

Quintessentially connected to the real estate industry to offer the ultimate experience for Home Buyers and Sellers in Middle Tennessee . . . Inquire within!


This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
ActiveRain Community
Tennessee Davidson County Nashville
Posts to Localism
Dedicated Bloggers
Tennessee Realtors - Join Hands
Old Farts Club

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

We strive for perfection in any game or work. With practice we become better at what we do. We may not make all the shots but we become better playing the game.

Dec 10, 2019 09:49 AM #1
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I know absolutely nothing about the sport of hockey.  But, would have suspected more than an 8.8% success rate at shots hitting the back of the net.

Dec 10, 2019 11:57 AM #2
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?


Barry Owen

Tell me your story . . .
Spam prevention

Additional Information