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08-24-2011, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Larry44 View Post
Wow, Leighton posted a .918 SV% the year before, does that make him better than Bob and Bryz.

Bryz is a huge upgrade over Bob. He's one of the best goalies in the league, Bob might be in a few years.
And you couldn't play much better than Leighton did that year, could you? The issue is replicating that performance, the results speak for themselves. As said, Bryz is a better goalie, but we got very good goal play last year. To suggest that we are going to get a HUGE upgrade in play is baseline ignorance, and not fair to Bob and Boucher.

Originally Posted by Spongolium View Post
Yeah and Bobrovsky did it with the best team in the NHL for long stretches. Bryzgalov did it with a borderline play-off team, mainly because of his excellent goaltending.

Bryzgalov doesn't let up easy goals. He doesn't give away backbreaking goals like Bobrovsky did. I love Bob but he did have some clear rookie troubles. Mainly letting up goals at the wrong times. If you don't think that Bryz is a huge upgrade you are mistaken.
I take it you didn't watch PHX's playoff series then.

Your thesis also rests on the fallacy that goalie play is based on the team and not the goalie. Good goalies post good numbers regardless of their team. Just look at Luongo.

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