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02-06-2010, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by sa cyred View Post
Do you consider Biron a legit NHL starting goalie? And if so, why is he the 3rd goalie on an average Islanders team?
Dwayne Roloson is very good and a bit under rated in my opinion, and Rick DiPietro healthy is a top 10 goalie.

There is also the issue of Biron's skill set. Biron is not really a bail out goalie. He will make almost all the saves he's supposed to, has good vision, and will make some pretty nice saves with his hands from time to time. He's a good goalie for a team with a great defense. The Islanders aren't that team and the skill set of Roloson and Dipi matches what they need better (more agile goalies, with better footwork than Biron). Those guys might not be as strong on the shots from the outside as Biron, but it almost doesn't matter, because the Idles D is so bad the majority of the shots their goalies see will probably be legit chances.

If you give Dipi, Rollie and Biron 1000 Point shots and see who has the better percentage. It will probably be close, but I would put some money on Biron.

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