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11-18-2009, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Get Carter View Post
Emery has played 16 games. Almost all the top goalies in the league have played more games than him thus far. Our schedule has been pretty friendly with all the long lay offs. I would expect Boucher to get more starts as we start to play more games per week.
Exactly.

And besides, even if that weren't the case, I personally think way too much is made of that kind of stuff. Worrying about pitchers tiring their arms out in baseball is one thing(which also annoys me a bit), but worrying about goaltenders getting tired out is another. If you're a top goalie and in great shape, you should be hoping to play all 82 games plus play-offs. Obviously, Emery is not going to wind up playing 76 games this year, and obviously the schedule has been favorable to giving him a lot of games to this point. But I do hope he winds up playing around 70. For a while now, I've wanted us to have a #1 who would carry such a workload.

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