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01-11-2010, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Valhoun View Post
Boucher gives you a much larger sample size to view.

Also, in a technical sense, Boucher is a better goalie. Not quite as good at making the first stop but much better with rebound control. Leighton is standing on the shoulders of giants right now. The defense has been stellar... absolutely stellar.

Neither goalie is anything close to a starter in this league, but I value consistency in a backup over the ability to get hot and thrive on lucky bounces and defensive clears.
We can agree to disagree about Boucher's rebound control. I think his rebound control this year has been abysmal.

I agree that neither goalie is a starter in the NHL, but I do think that Leighton has the potential to be a good backup in this league for years to come. On the other hand I think Boucher's career is on the decline (thus my reasoning for saying that Boucher's past performance is irrelevant when talking about the future).

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