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12-16-2010, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by phillyfanatic View Post
How many playoff games - Leighton already has more? Also, you are very clear that Leighton is a career backup - correct? Well, Mason took 12 years before he played more than 20 games in the NHL. Leighton took less time and is now posting better numbers, so again....
Well, playoff games are meaningless here... as playoff games are hockey games, just as regular season games are. If you're a good regular season player, then you'll be a good playoff player given large enough samples.

Additionally, playoff stats (particularly for goalies) can be incredibly deceptive. For example, Leighton padded his stats against two very weak offensive clubs before getting undressed and gutted on national TV in the SCF by a good offense.

However, to suggest that there is a direct comparison between the body of work of Mason and Leighton is ludicrous... and further evidence that you skew empirical data to support your homerism.

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Of course not. He was saying this regime does not value goalies. In 3 short years we have improved our goalie depth, our goalie coaching and our goalie scouting. Agreed?
I don't know. We have two career backups, and a undrafted rookie. Our goalie coach oversaw teams in TB that received the worst goaltending in the league throughout his tenure there after Khabi left. And who the F knows if Little is any good at scouting.

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