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11-24-2010, 08:57 PM
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You're right that goalies can single-handidly lose games in a way skaters can't, and that it's impossible for a goalie to compile wins by being consistently bad on a good team (because the replacement threshold is much higher). But it's still possible for fairly pedestrian goalies to compile wins with longevity on a good team, the threshold of individual talent at which this is possible is just higher.
True. It certainly shouldn't be the only measure of a goalie, or even the main one. A team can win if any skater has a poor game, but the goalie generally has to play reasonably well for the team to win due to the nature of the position.*
*Unless it's Game 6 of the 2000 playoffs between the Devils and Leafs.
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