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10-04-2011, 09:48 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Montreal, QC
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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.
A positive with this situation is that decent PKers do pretty much grow on trees, relative to top-line scorers.
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