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01-12-2011, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by MathMan View Post
Heh. Typical of how goalies are evaluated by clueless people: with what their team happened to win when they're in goal.

Listing their teams' accomplishments is largely pointless. The important thing is whether they stop pucks, and in that category, Price is a better goalie than Fleury. With his performance this season Fleury's career save percentage has inched up to .908. For Price this would be considered a subpar season (.905 was considered an epic disaster for him).

Using team accomplishments to evaluate goaltending is the silliest cliché there is. I wish more people would stop and think about it for a minute, because it makes no sense. But people don't and it's going to make Chris Osgood into a Hall of Famer.
Agreed through and through.


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