How many of Brodeur's Vezinas did he deserve to win
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01-04-2009, 02:44 AM
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Alright, maybe the voters took into consideration the fact that Dallas had scored 30 more goals than the Devils that season.
They also took into consideration all the other factors that I've mentioned and valued Brodeur as the better goaltender through the course of that season.
Why would they take goals for into consideration? I thought we were grading Marty Turco and Marty Brodeur on their goaltending skills, not their scoring skills. If you are implying that Brodeur did more with less, Turco had a way better winning percentage (.706 to Brodeur's .623), which is the kind of difference you would expect for a better goalie playing on a better team.
On a per-game basis that year, Turco beat Brodeur in everything. Wins, shutouts, GAA, save percentage, everything. The difference between them was games played. I agree that the voters probably weighted games played very highly in their choice. I disagree with that weighting, and that's why I think that Vezina was undeserved.
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