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10-04-2011, 08:41 PM
JVR is Pigeon Caw!
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So now all of our best PKers/shot blockers from the last two years--save Giroux--are gone. That's not something that Talbot can fix by himself. It's more important than you seem to realize.
It really is very important. People are going to have to shot block. Goaltender's SV% doesn't change regardless of who is in front of him. A great defense limits shots on net, so the goaltender sees less shots, and subsequently less goals are scored, because then you never roll the dice of his SV%.
A core of aggressive defensive forwards is your best PKer, not the goaltender.
The Flyers (and I'm not in panic mode here) will simply have to find people to PK effectively.
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